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Associate Professor, School of Law, University of East Anglia

Sabine Jacques joined UEA in 2016 as Lecturer in IP/IT/Media Law. Previously, Sabine achieved a PhD in copyright law at the University of Nottingham where she studied: ‘The Right to Parody? A comparative analysis’. In this research, she has a specific focus on the music industry as she was partially funded by MPA (Music Publishers Association), BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) and PRS for Music (Performing Right Society). Before moving to the UK, Sabine obtained her bachelor and master degrees in law at the University of Liège, Belgium. She later graduated cum laude from an LLM in Intellectual Property law and Knowledge Management at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Sabine’s research has already given rise to publications in the field leading peer-reviewed journals, like the European Intellectual Property Review and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. Additionally, she was awarded the Dean Moore Prize as recognition of her qualities as a researcher and was granted the Golding Essay Prize 2015 by the Competition Law Association.

Her research interests include: Intellectual Property Law/Media Law, Music Copyright and where Intellectual Property Law interacts with other areas of law; such as Commercial Law, Human Rights Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Comparative Law and Competition Law.

Recently, she became an associate researcher at CREATe (Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Industries):

Sabine has experience in teaching Intellectual Property Law, Industrial Property Law and Contract Law. This academic year, Sabine is module organiser for Globalisation of IP law and she is part of the teaching team for Media Law, Intellectual Property Law and Current Issues of IP. Her teaching reputation has also been acknowledged by the European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network as she was awarded the best presentation prize 2017.

With Professor Morten Hviid, Sabine currently supervises Phillip Chapman's PhD thesis on 3D printing technology.


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    Lecturer, School of Law, University of East Anglia