Dr Jose Bellido

Reader in Law,
Director, Intellectual Property Pathway (LLM)
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Dr Jose Bellido


Dr Bellido is particularly interested in the history of intellectual property law and has additional research interests in legal theory, evidence, and legal history. His last publications are Adventures in Childhood: Intellectual Property, Imagination and the Business of Play (Cambridge University Press, 2022) [co-authored with Kathy Bowrey] and Intellectual Property and the Design of Nature (Oxford University Press, 2023) [co-edited with Brad Sherman]

Research interests

Dr Bellido is the Spanish national editor to Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds Lionel Bently & Martin Kretschmer.

He is also involved in the following funded projects:

Patents as Scientific Information (PASSIM) - European Research Council Advanced Grant project 2017-2023 [led by Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Linköping University, Sweden] 

Virtual Museum (Intellectual Property) - CIPIL (University of Cambridge) [with Lionel Bently] supported by funding from the Herchel Smith Bequest. 

Oral History of Intellectual Property - AHRC- CREATe (University of Glasgow) [with Lionel Bently]   



  • Intellectual Property Law - LAWS5560


  • Copyright and Breach of Confidence - LAWS8010
  • Intellectual Property and Industry Practices - LAWS9330


Dr Bellido is happy to supervise research students in the areas of intellectual property law, breach of confidence and defamation.


Governing Board, ISHTIP- International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property

Member of the Newton Fund - Social Sciences Panel (British Council)

Member of the IBC Network - Multidisciplinary Research on Intellectual Property Rights, Business and Commerce

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