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Plamen Dinev

Plamen Dinev

Plamen’s PhD thesis focuses on the novel challenges disruptive technologies pose to IP theory and practice

Thesis title: Three-dimensional Printing and Intellectual Property Law

Supervisors: Dr Enrico Bonadio and Dr Luke McDonagh



Plamen is a PhD Researcher in IP Law and Graduate Teaching Fellow & Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London.

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 intellectual property implications of three-dimensional printing. His research interests lie in all major categories of IP law.

Journal articles

Dinev, P. (2017) ‘Regulatory Chill and the TTIP: An Intellectual Property Perspective’ 39(6) European Intellectual Property Review 344-349.

Conference contributions

  • Uncertainties Ahead: The Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing and its Implications for IP Law (14 September 2017) New Intellectual Property Lawyers 2nd 2017 Workshop Series at Bocconi University, Italy (speaker)
  • Reconciling IP Rights with Ethics in the New Digital Age: The Case of 3D Printing (17 March 2017) New Intellectual Property Lawyers 1st 2017 Workshop Series at Bournemouth University, UK (speaker)
  • TTIP and the Impact of ISDS on Domestic IP Policymaking (20 June 2017) Contemporary International Law Issues Summer Conference at CCCU, UK (speaker)
  • Going for Gold: 3D Printing, Jewellery and the Future of Intellectual Property Law (24 March 2017) at Bournemouth University, UK (attendance)
  • Assisted with the organisation of two conferences on maritime and insolvency law at The City Law School (6-7 April 2017)

Awards and certificates

  • City Law School Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2016 – 2019)
  • Introductory Certificate in Academic Practice

Memberships and affiliations

  • Higher Education Academy, Associate Fellow.
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association, Member.


Plamen is currently teaching Criminal Law.