Dr. Mohammed El-Said

Reader in International Trade and Intellectual Property Law

School of Law and Social Science

Harris Building, HB251

+44 (0) 1772 89 5670


El Said is a Reader in International Trade and Intellectual Property Law. He is a specialist in the area of international trade and the regulation of intellectual property rights. A qualified lawyer under the Jordanian Bar Association since 2001.

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El Said holds a PhD degree in Law from the University of Manchester, 2005. El Said joined the School of Law and Social Science in 2005. He worked as a consultant with leading media organisations in the Middle East and for other international organisations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the field of intellectual property policy, regulation, IP and development, public health and access to medicines. El Said has several books and publications in the area of intellectual property protection in the Arab World and TRIPS-Plus rules. He is the author of WHO's policy guide entitled ‘Public Health Related TRIPS-Plus Provisions in Bilateral Trade Agreements: A Policy Guide for Negotiations and Implementers in the Eastern Mediterranean Region’, WHO-ICTSD, 2010.


El-said, Mohammed (2010) The implementation paradox: intellectual property regulation in the Arab world. Journal Of International Trade Law and Policy, 9 (3). pp. 221-235. ISSN 1477-0024

El-said, Mohammed (2010) Public Health Related TRIPS-Plus Provisions in Bilateral Trade Agreements: A Policy Guide for Negotiations and Implementers in the Eastern Mediterranean Region’. World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), . ISBN 978-92-9021-666-7

El-said, Mohammed (2012) The Morning After: TRIPS-Plus, FTAs and Wikileaks - Fresh Insights on the Implementation and Enforcement of IP Protection in Developing Countries. PIJIP Research Paper no. 2012-03, 201203 . p. 1.

El-said, Mohammed (2012) The Compatibility of Modern Intellectual Property Protection Norms with Islamic Principles: Lessons from History. W.I.P.O. Journal , 4 (1). pp. 121-128. ISSN 2041-2029

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Teaching Activities

LLM Teaching: both classes and online

  • International Trade Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Advanced Legal Studies
  • Advanced Legal Research Methodology


Research project on IP and Islam, the impact, relationship and future.

(2011- present). Legal project lead consultant for Creative Commons Licenses.


  • The Jordanian Bar Association- qualified since 2001, Jordan.
  • Board member and advisor with Health Innovation with Practice (HIP). http://www.hip3.org/
  • Creative Commons Steering Committee, Legal project Lead, Arab region

External Activities

  • Consultant/advisor with Health Action International (HAI), Eastern Mediterranean Region
  • Editorial board member and/or reviewer of the following:
  • Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (EMHJ). WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
  • The Journal of Comparative Law
  • The Liverpool Law Review- United Kingdom
  • The Journal of International Trade Law and Policy (JITLP)
  • The Journal of World Intellectual Property (JWIP)
  • Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing
  • Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology
  • Longman Law, Pearson Education (Publishers)
  • Field Editor, The Edwin Mellen Press
  • A & C Black Publishing Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
  • Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

May (2013). Resource person and speaker for the Second WIPO Inter-Regional Meeting on South-South Cooperation on Patents, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs and Enforcement, event organized by (WIPO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Cairo 6-8 May, 2013, Egypt.

October (2012). Resource person and expert for the Workshop for the GCC on the Protection of Invention in the Pharmaceutical Sector: Patents, Undisclosed Information and Health Policies, event organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) GCC Patent Office in cooperation with Executive Board of the Health Ministers' Council for GCC King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, February 14 to 15, 2012. Saudi Arabia.

April (2012). Speaker at the conference ‘Emerging Markets and the World Patent Order: rules for a changing landscape, Conference on developments in Emerging Market patent law that may influence the International Patent System’’. Presentation titled ‘Patents and the Emerging Markets of the Arab World/Middle East’ Hosted by Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee Florida, April 13-15, 2012, USA. http://www.law.fsu.edu/events/patent_conference_2012.html.

November (2011). Lead theme expert at the WIPO International Roundtable on the WIPO Development Agenda for Academics. Lead expert on theme on IP, Flexibilities in WIPO’s CDIP Discussions and Activities. Presentation title ‘Intellectual Property and Flexibilities in the Discussions of the Committee Development and Intellectual Property: Recommendation for the Inclusion of Flexibilities in Teaching Program Courses’, 23-24 November 2011, Singapore.

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