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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

Thesis title: Three-dimensional Printing and Intellectual Property Law

Supervisors: Dr Enrico Bonadio and Dr Luke McDonagh



Plamen is a PhD Candidate in IP Law and Graduate Teaching Fellow & Visiting Lecturer 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 lie in all major categories of IP law.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

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)
  • City Law School Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2016 – 2019)
  • City Law School Annual PhD Forum Award for Best Presentation (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
  • Bocconi University Milan: 'Uncertainties Ahead: The Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing and Its Implications for IP Law' (September 2017) NIPL Series 2nd Workshop
  • Centre for IP & Policy Management, Bournemouth: 'Reconciling IP Rights with Ethics in the New Digital Age: The Case of 3D Printing' (March 2017) NIPL Series 1st Workshop
  • Canterbury CC University: ‘TTIP and the Impact of ISDS on Domestic IP Policymaking' (June 2017) Contemporary International Law Issues Summer Conference
  • City, University of London: Assisted with the organisation of two conferences on maritime and insolvency law at The City Law School (6-7 April 2017)


  • Higher Education Academy, Associate Fellow
  • New Intellectual Property Lawyers, Member
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association, Member


Plamen is currently teaching Criminal Law