Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University London

Dr Hayleigh Bosher is an internationally published legal academic and speaker. She is currently Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University. She is also Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management.
She holds a PhD in Copyright Law from Bournemouth University, under the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award. She is Book Review Editor for the specialist IP blog IPKat, Director of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network, and founder of the World IP Women (WIPW) network and Deputy Editor of the European Trade Mark Reports (E.T.M.R). Hayleigh's main research areas include copyright enforcement, copyright infringement, copyright and the internet, copyright and social media, and copyright education.


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer, Brunel University
  • 2017–2018
    Lecturer , University of the Arts London
  • 2017–2018
    Senior lecturer, Coventry University
  • 2016–2017
    Lecturer, Breda University


  • 2017 
    Bournemouth University , PhD Law


  • 2018
    An analysis of the fundamental tensions between copyright and social media: The legal implications of sharing images on Instagram, International Review of Law, Computers & Technology
  • 2017
    The UK IPO’s decision in The Willow Tea Rooms trade mark dispute, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
  • 2016
    Swings and roundabouts: The impact of legal drafting on the language and understanding of copyright law and the need for educational materials, International Review of Law, Computers & Technology