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Plamen Dinev

Plamen Dinev

Plamen’s PhD thesis focuses on the IP implications of 3D printing

School: The City Law School

Working title: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Law

Supervisors: Dr Enrico Bonadio and Dr Luke McDonagh



Plamen is a PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Fellow at The City Law School.

He holds an LLM from Leiden University (Netherlands). He completed his LLB Hons at the University of East Anglia (UK) and Uppsala University (Sweden).

Plamen’s doctoral thesis focuses on the IP implications of three-dimensional printing. His research interests include copyright, patent law, 3D printing and digitisation.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Dinev, P. (2019) ‘Revisiting the Copyright Status of CAD Files’ European Intellectual Property Review (accepted)
  • Dinev, P. (2017) ‘Regulatory Chill and the TTIP: An Intellectual Property Perspective’ 39(6) European Intellectual Property Review 344-349

Awards and funding

  • Modern Law Review Scholarship (2018 – 2019)
  • CLS Graduate Teaching Assistantship (2016 – 2019)
  • Best presentation prize, CLS Annual PhD Forum (2018)
  • Introductory Certificate in Academic Practice

Conference contributions

  • Cardiff University: ‘Legal Issues in 3D Printing’ (June 2018) 3DP for (Re) Manufacturing: Challenges and the Way Ahead, Panalpina Research Centre Workshop (speaker)
  • Bocconi University Milan: ‘The Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing and its Implications for IP Law' (September 2017) NIPL Series 2nd Workshop (speaker)
  • Centre for IP & Policy Management, Bournemouth: 'Reconciling IP Rights with Ethics in the New Digital Age' (March 2017) NIPL Series 1st Workshop (speaker)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University: ‘TTIP and the Impact of ISDS on Domestic IP Policymaking' (June 2017) Contemporary Int Law Issues Summer Conference (speaker)


  • Higher Education Academy, Associate Fellow
  • New Intellectual Property Lawyers, Member

Teaching and administrative duties

  • Plamen has been a tutorial leader on the Criminal Law (LLB1) module for the past three academic years. He has also contributed to lectures and exam marking on the module.
  • Plamen has contributed to seminar teaching on the European Intellectual Property, Sports and Technology Law (LLM) module (2018/2019) and to marking and feedback on the Legal Method (LLB1) module (2016/2017).
  • Plamen has held weekly student feedback and support hours; interviewed students for City’s Micro-Placement Programme; and assisted with the organisation of various research events at The City Law School