Xiaoyan Wang is an ESRC postdoctoral research fellow at the Faculty of Law. Her project is about geographical indication protection in the UK after Brexit. In 2014, Xiaoyan began her doctoral research, ‘the rational basis of geographical indication regulation from an EU/China comparative perspective’, supervised by Professor Norma Dawson and Professor Ronan Deazley, at Queen’s University Belfast, and she successfully defended her thesis in December 2017. She received the Queen’s University Belfast/China Scholarship Council awards for her D.Phil. studies. She is also a fellow of Transatlantic Technology Law Forum based at Stanford Law School since December 2017, dealing with the transatlantic controversy over geographical indications.


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intellectual property law (geographical indications, trade marks)

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