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Dr Hayleigh Bosher
Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law


Hayleigh is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University London, as well as, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management, Book Review Editor for the specialist IP blog IPKat, Deputy Editor of the European Trade Mark Reports, founder of the World IP Women (WIPW) network and an Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law consultant

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 Edcation 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.

Newest selected publications

Bosher, H. (2019) 'Key Issues Around Copyright and Social Media: Ownership, Infringement and Liability'. Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice. ISSN: 1747-1532 Open Access Link

Journal article

BOSHER, H. (2019) 'Law, Technology and Cognition: The Human Element in Online Copyright Infringement'. Routledge. ISSN 10: 0367338335 ISSN 13: 9780367338336


Bosher, H. (2019) 'Information Technology and Business', in Bouwer, J. (ed.) Ethical Dilemmas in the Creative, Cultural and Service Industries. Routledge. pp. 258 - 284.

Book chapter

Bosher, H. (Accepted) 'Legal Issues of Social Media and Influencer Marketing', in Costello, J. and Yesiloglu, S. (eds.) Influencer Marketing: Concepts and Cases for Building Brand Communities and Engagement. Routledge.

Book chapter

Bosher, H. and Yesiloglu, S. (2018) 'An analysis of the fundamental tensions between copyright and social media: The legal implications of sharing images on Instagram'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 33 (2). pp. 164 - 186. ISSN: 1364-6885 Open Access Link

Journal article
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