Gillian Davies is a specialist in international and EU intellectual property law and her practice concentrates on European and international advice on patent and copyright matters. She advises clients from all over the world and, in particular, from the EU, USA and Canada. She acts also as a mediator in IP cases.

Her specialist expertise is a result of many years of experience gained working successively for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Geneva, the International Federation of the the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), London, and the European Patent Office (EPO), Munich.

As a former Chairman of a Technical Board of Appeal and permanent member of the Enlarged Board at the EPO, she has wide experience of the substantive law and procedure under the European Patent Convention (EPC).

In 2015, she was appointed Professor of International Copyright Law at Queen Mary, University of London, where she teaches part time.

Author of several books and many other publications on IP, her most recent book "Copyright and Skone James on Copyright", of which she is senior co-editor, was published in April 2016 and is also available on line.

Gillian speaks French, German and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.

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