Professor Graeme Dinwoodie holds the Professorship of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. His main research interests lie in adapting trademark law to reflect the increasingly diverse functions performed by brands, and in developing the role of international norms and institutions in shaping intellectual property law. He has been involved in projects on both sides of the Atlantic to articulate principles of private international law applicable in transnational intellectual property disputes.
Graeme is a past Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools and the current President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP). Professor Dinwoodie was elected to the American Law Institute in 2003, and in 2008 was awarded the Pattishall Medal for Excellence in Teaching Trademark and Trade Identity Law by the International Trademark Association.
Graeme was born in Scotland, where he graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the University of Glasgow before receiving a Kennedy Scholarship to study at Harvard, earning an LLM. He pursued his doctoral work in design law at Columbia Law School, from where he received his JSD. He has taught at the University of Cincinnati, Chicago-Kent College of Law and the University of Pennsylvania, and also previously held a Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the University of London, Queen Mary College. Prior to teaching, Graeme had been a litigation associate with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.