Western Law

Frankel, Susy

LLB (Hons) Wellington; LLM University of London


Susy's main research and teaching interests are intellectual property law and international trade law. Susy also teaches the law of contract. She has published a range of articles and book chapters and given numerous conference presentations on various aspects of copyright, trade marks and patents, and international trade. She is Co-Director (with Meredith Kolsky Lewis) of the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law.

Susy holds an LLM in Intellectual Property from the University of London. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of World Intellectual Property Law. In addition to her position at the university, Susy is Chair of the Copyright Tribunal (NZ). Susy has also held the position of an Assistant Commissioner of Trade Marks, Patents and Designs for the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. In that capacity she was a Hearings Officer in relation to disputed trade mark registrations.

She also holds an appointment as an arbitrator and mediator for the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva. Before joining Victoria University, in 1997, Susy practiced law in New Zealand and London. Susy qualified as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1988 and as a Solicitor of England & Wales in 1991.

Teaching In 2013-2014

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