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Dr Daniela Simone
Bentham House
4-8 Endsleigh Gardens
Tel: 020 3108 8379
  • Lecturer in Law
  • Faculty of Laws

Daniela Simone joined the Faculty of Laws as a Lecturer in Law in 2015. She is a co-director of UCL’s Institute of Brand and Innovation Law. Her expertise is in intellectual property law and, in particular, copyright law.

Daniela holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford (2015). She completed her thesis, ‘Copyright and Collective Authorship’ under the guidance of Professor Graeme Dinwoodie. Daniela also holds an MPhil and a BCL from the University of Oxford. Whilst completing her doctorate, she taught at UCL and at the University of Oxford. She also revived and ran the Oxford Intellectual Property Discussion Group, served as an associate editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and held the position of Junior Dean at Worcester College.

Before moving to the UK, Daniela completed a Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law) and was admitted to legal practice at the Supreme Court of NSW (Australia). Daniela was a graduate lawyer at Ashurst’s Sydney office, rotating through a number of groups and then settling in the Intellectual Property and Communications team.

Daniela has BA (English and French) and LLB (Hons I) degrees from the University of Sydney. During her undergraduate studies she volunteered at the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Research Groups
Teaching Summary


Intellectual Property Law (convenor)


Comparative Copyright Law (convenor)

The Law of Copyright and Designs (convenor)

Contemporary Aspects of Intellectual Property 

Academic Background
2017 FHEA Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy – Law  
2015 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Law University of Oxford
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