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Dr Hayleigh Bosher
Associate Dean / Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law


Hayleigh is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and Associate Dean (Professional Development and Graduate Outcomes) at Brunel University London, as well as, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management, writer and Book Review Editor for the specialist IP blog IPKat, founder of the World IP Women (WIPW) network, and an Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law consultant. 

Hayleigh's main research areas include copyright enforcement and infringement in the entertainment industries, particularly in music, social media, online and more recently in artificial intelligence. Hayleigh’s research always involves public and policy engagement, as such she is widely published in academic peer-reviewed journals, in the press, and has responded to a number of policy inquiries at International, European and UK level. Her most recent book; Copyright in the Music Industry, is accompanied with a playlist and podcast

Hayleigh is a core member of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and a member of the Research Centre for Law, Economics and Finance at Brunel. Hayleigh joined Brunel in 2018, having previously held positions at Coventry University, The University of the Arts London and the Academy of Digital Entertainment, Breda University (Netherlands). 


Hayleigh holds a PhD in Copyright Law from Bournemouth University, under the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award. She also has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and accepted as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 


Hayleigh teaches undergraduate and postgraduate Intellectual Property Law courses at Brunel Law School and leads the IP Pro Bono Service. She is also Director of Web, Marketing & Social Media for the Law School, and Associate Dean (Professional Development and Graduate Outcomes) for the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences.

Newest selected publications

Bosher, H. (2021) 'The UK Economics of Music Streaming Inquiry'. Entertainment Law Review (UK). ISSN: 0959-3799

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Bosher, H. (2021) 'Copyright in the Music Industry A Practical Guide to Exploiting and Enforcing Rights'. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 10: 1839101261 ISSN 13: 9781839101267


Bosher, H. and Rosati, E. (Accepted) 'Developments and Directions in Intellectual Property Law'. Oxford University Press.


Bosher, H. (2020) 'The Impact of Skidmore v Led Zeppelin on US Music Copyright; Closing the Floodgates After Blurred Lines?'. Entertainment Law Review (UK). ISSN: 0959-3799

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Bosher, H. (2020) 'Michael Skidmore v Led Zeppelin: US Copyright Infringement in Music'. Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 15 (5). pp. 321 - 323. ISSN: 1747-1532 Open Access Link

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