Dr Jasem Tarawneh

Lecturer in IP and Commercial Law

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Dr Jasem Tarawneh is a lecturer in Commercial and Intellectual Property Law at the School of Law University of Manchester. Jasem worked for a number of years as a corporate lawyer before finishing his PhD on the legal and economic justifications for trade marks protection under European Law. He currently teaches Intellectual Property, International Commercial Arbitration and Company Law. His main areas of research are law and economic, branding and globalization, regulation and market access as well as alternative dispute settlement mechanisms with an emphasis on International Arbitration. Jasem has a number of publications in those areas of the law and his latest project is a book that primarily focuses on brands and their impact on market access, regulation and innovation.

In his capacity as a commercial lawyer and academic he has worked and continues to work with a number of distinguished international organisations. He currently holds the position of a Legal Academic Associate at Kings Chambers.

Jasem is an experienced PhD supervisor with 7 PhD completions to date. He has also been appointed as an external examiner for UG & PG programmes for a number of universities. Jasem has chaired various PhD examination committees outside and inside the UK and has acted as an external PhD examiner more than 11 times in the last five years. 

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  • Intellectual Property Law.
  • Company Law and Partnerships.
  • International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation.
  • Business Law.

Media Availability:

Available to media enquiries in matters relating to research interests.

External positions

Academic Associate, Kings Chambers (Manchester, Birmingham & London)

Areas of expertise

Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy

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