Jonathan Griffiths is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London. He has degrees in English Literature and History and qualified as a solicitor before taking up positions at Nottingham Law School and Queen Mary. His main research interests are in copyright law and in the relationship between intellectual property law and fundamental rights. He has written widely in both of these areas.
Recent work includes ‘Taking power tools to the acquis – The Court of Justice, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and EU copyright law’, forthcoming in C Geiger (ed) Intellectual Property & the Judiciary (Edward Elgar, to be published 2018), ‘The tobacco industry’s challenge to the United Kingdom’s standardised packaging legislation – global lessons for tobacco control policy’, published in a special number of the Queensland University of Technology Law Review (2018), ‘Fair dealing after Deckmyn – the United Kingdom’s defence for caricature, parody & pastiche’ in M Richardson & S Ricketson, Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment (Edward Elgar, 2017) 64 and ‘On the Back of a Cigarette Packet: Standardised Packaging Legislation and the Tobacco Industry’s Fundamental Right to (Intellectual) Property’  Intellectual Property Quarterly 343. He co-edited ‘Concepts of Property in Intellectual Property’, (CUP, 2013) (with HR Howe).
He is the editor of the “United Kingdom” chapter of the leading international treatise on “International Copyright Law & Practice” (ed Bently) and is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the Journal of Media Law, the Media & Arts Law Review and the Nottingham Law Journal. He is interested in copyright policy and reform and has been consulted on copyright policy by a number of public bodies including the UK IPO, the European Commission, the Dutch Ministry of Justice and the Japanese Cabinet Secretariat. He is a member of the European Copyright Society, a group of scholars founded with the aim of creating a platform for critical and independent scholarly thinking on European copyright law.