Louise Buckingham

Louise Buckingham

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Dr Louise Buckingham is a knowledge and innovation lawyer in the intellectual property group at Gilbert + Tobin. She teaches across all areas of intellectual property, cultural heritage and human rights in New South Wales.

Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin, Louise was Driscoll’s, Inc’s senior legal manager for global intellectual property and a lecturer in the department of justice studies at San Jose State University in California.

Louise has worked in a variety of capacities in IP and related areas in not-for-profit, in-house and commercial settings, including as the senior lawyer at the Australian Copyright Council (also delivering seminars and training for Copyright Agency/Viscopy and editing the Copyright Reporter), a senior solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia, legal counsel and assistant company secretary for Plan International Headquarters (UK), and a member of a dedicated committee of the Law Society of England and Wales that dealt with IP in the charities sector. As a junior, she worked in the EU competition group at SJ Berwin (London) and the IP group at Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Sydney).

Louise has a combined BA/LLB (first-class honours in ancient history) and an LLM from the University of Sydney, an MSc in comparative politics from the London School of Economics and a PhD (Law Faculty PhD Excellence Award 2018) from the University of New South Wales. Louise is a member of the NSW local committee of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

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