Dr Diana Dukhia



I joined the University of Leicester in October 2017. I completed my PhD at Queen Mary University of London on the intersection of intellectual property and finance law as a Herchel Smith scholar in 2021. I am also a qualified barrister and solicitor licensed under the Law Society of Ontario. Before joining the faculty at Leicester I both practiced law and lectured in Canada.


My research focuses on the intersection of intellectual property and finance law. I examines ways in which intellectual property can be used as an asset for raising finances or in financial transaction.


(0) Forthcoming.


I am willing to supervise PhD students on the area of intellectual property law. I am happy to be involved with research that encompasses all facets of the area but I am specifically interested in industrial and commercial applications of intellectual property.


I teach on the LLB and LLB (JD Pathway) programmes at the law school. On these programs I currently teach Intellectual Property Law Foundations of Canadian Law and Contract Law. In the past I have also taught Constitutional and Administrative Law and Internet Law.

Press and media

I would be happy to discuss intellectual property rights as they are used in commercial transactions and the implications of such use.
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