Professor Dev S Gangjee

BA, LLB (Hons) (NLSIU Bangalore); BCL, MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)


Tutorial Fellow in Law

Professor Dev Gangjee joined St Hilda’s College in October 2013, where he is a Law Fellow and a University Lecturer in Intellectual Property within the Law Faculty. Prior to this, he was a senior lecturer in law at the London School of Economics. 

Prfoessor Gangjee is a graduate of the National Law School of India and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is presently a Research Fellow of the Oxford IP Research Centre and a Research Affiliate with IP Osgoode, Canada. He has acted in an advisory capacity for national governments, law firms and the European Commission on IP issues.


Research Interests

Professor Gangjee’s research focuses broadly on Intellectual Property (IP), but with a special emphasis on Branding and Trade Marks, Geographical Indications and Copyright law. Additional research interests include the history and political economy of IP, collective and open innovation, and the interface between IP and theories of development.



Research Handbook on Intellectual Edited Property and Geographical Indications', (Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property series, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2016)

Relocating the Law of Geographical Indications (CUP, Cambridge 2012)


 ‘Cultural Heritage and Geographical Indications’ (2012) 4 WIPO Journal 92-102

  ‘Demerara Sugar: A Bitter Pill to Swallow?’ (2011) 24 Intellectual Property Journal 1-14

  ‘Trade Marks and Freedom of Expression: A Call for Caution’ (2010) 41(5) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 544-569 (With Robert Burrell)

  ‘Non-Conventional Trade Marks in India’ (2010) 22 National Law School of India Review 67-96

 ‘“Trick or Treat?”   The Misrepresentation of American Beef Exports  to  Britain in the Late Nineteenth Century’ (2010) 11 Enterprise and Society 203-241 (With David  Higgins)

  ‘Because You’re Worth It: L’Oreal and the Prohibition on Free Riding’ (2010) 71 Modern Law Review 282-295 (With Robert Burrell)

 ‘The Polymorphism of Trade Mark Dilution in India’ (2008) 17 Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems 611-630

  'Quibbling Siblings: Conflicts between Trade Marks and GIs’ (2007) 82 Chicago-Kent Law Review 1253-1291.

  ‘Say Cheese: A Sharper Image of Generic Use through the Lens of Feta’ [2007] European Intellectual Property Review 172-179.

  ‘Melton Mowbray and the GI Pie in the Sky: Exploring Cartographies of Protection’ [2006] Intellectual Property Quarterly 291-309.


 ‘Spanish Champagne: An Unfair Competition Approach to GI Protection’ in R.C. Dreyfuss & J. C. Ginsburg (eds), Intellectual Property at the Edge: The Contested Contours of IP  (CUP, Cambridge 2014) [Forthcoming]

  ‘Property in Brands: The Commodification of Conversation’ in H. Howe and J. Griffiths (eds) Property Concepts in Intellectual Property Law (CUP, Cambridge 2013)

  ‘Trade Mark Dilution in India’ in D. Bereskin (ed) Trademark Dilution and Free-Riding: An Analysis of International Law (Thomson Reuters, 2013) 269-289

  ‘Copyright: India’ in P E Geller (ed) International Copyright Law and Practice (Lexis: Matthew Bender 2012-) (65 pgs) (Formerly by S. Ramiah) [Annual contribution]

  ‘Overlaps between Trade Marks and Geographical Indications’ in in N. Wilkoff and S. Basheer Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights (OUP, Oxford 2012) 277-296.

 ‘The Business End of Collective and Certification Marks’ in I Simon (ed) Trade Mark Law and Sharing Names: Exploring Use of the Same Mark by Multiple Undertakings (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2009) 79-100

  ‘Geographical Indications and Human Rights’ in Paul Torremans (ed) Intellectual Property and Human Rights (Kluwer, The Hague 2008) 383-395

  ‘(Re)Locating Geographical Indications: A Response to Bronwyn Parry’ in L. Bently, J. Davis and J. Ginsburg Trade Marks and Brands: An Interdisciplinary Critique (CUP, Cambridge 2008) 381-397