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CIPPM research projects typically combine legal and social science methodologies, drawing on the economic and management expertise available within its interdisciplinary setting. Since 2000, CIPPM has received more than £500,000 in research funding.

Current projects

Study into the Intellectual Property Implications of the Development of Industrial 3D Printing - A project exploring the ‘Study into the Intellectual Property Implications of the Development of Industrial 3D Printing’ was awarded by the European Commission to the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) in April 2018.  The project led by Co-Director of CIPPM, Professor Dinusha Mendis (Principal Investigator), also includes CIPPM members, Dr. Julie Robson […]
A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects - What do the Mona Lisa, a Lego brick, and the Elstar Apple have in common? The project A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects aims at highlighting a wide variety of objects that demonstrate the importance of intellectual property. These objects—from celadon pottery and medieval maps of Rome, through the Singer sewing machine, the light […]
A Review of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Landscape in the UK - A Commissioned Project by the UK Intellectual Property Office was awarded to the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) in September 2017  to consider the intellectual property (IP) enforcement landscape in UK, particularly England and Wales.  The project led by Professor Dinusha Mendis (Principal Investigator), also includes CIPPM members, Dr. Marc Mimler (Co-Investigator), […]
EnDOW - Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance (EnDOW) EnDOW is a 3-years collaborative project funded under Heritage Plus, a programme launched by agencies of 18 European countries and the European Commission as part of the Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change. The project is a partnership of […]

Past projects

Regulating Internet Intermediaries in China: Legal and Empirical Evidence for Better Policy Making - This one-year project is funded by AHRC/Newton Fund as part of the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China. Principal investigator is Dr Lingling Wei, supported by Maurizio Borghi, Fabian Homberg and Marcella Favale and in collaboration Professor Shunde Li and Associate Professor Xianjue Luo from the University of Chinese Academy of […]
Going for Gold: 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Mass Customisation of Ancient and Modern Jewellery - Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CPPM) and Associate Professor in Law has been successful in securing RCUK/AHRC funding to further the research into the intellectual property (IP) implications of 3D printing. The newly funded project follows on from the Commissioned Project for the UK Intellectual Property Office […]
Study into Design Rights Infringement - A 15 Months project commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office to investigate the extent and scale of the infringement of registered and unregistered design rights in the UK.
Reports for the UK Government on IP Implications of 3D Printing - CIPPM researchers Dr. Dinusha Mendis and Dr. Davide Secchi together with Dr. Phil Reeves of Econolyst Ltd have published a sequence of three reports on the intellectual property implications of 3D printing resulting from a project commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office. In 2012, the Big Innovation Centre, in their Report ‘Three Dimensional Policy: […]
Making sense of DRM in game development (Madrigal) - Restrictive technology can prevent you from copying certain CDs or DVDs to a portable device to watch during your train journey or even go as far as to dictate which brand of coffee capsules you put in your espresso machine. This is Digital Rights Management (DRM). The Madrigal project has been awarded a Fusion Investment […]

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