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Mr Henrique Carvalho

  • Overview



    Henrique Carvalho completed his studies in law at the University of Lisbon, Portugal (LLB; LLM) and taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, China before joining the Birkbeck School of Law as PhD candidate and graduate teaching assistant in 2014. Henrique has also taught at the Birkbeck School of Arts and at the Kent Law School, and was appointed Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck in 2019.

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    Administrative responsibilities

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  • Research


    Research interests

    • History and Theory of Intellectual Property Law
    • Marxism
    • Ontology
    • Materiality

    Research overview

    I am particularly interested in the history and theory of intellectual property. In my PhD I am currently exploring the multiple ways in which the copyright object has been imagined in the literature with the aim of assessing the political significance of different ontological perspectives that attempt to grasp the notion of intangibility in copyright law.

  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching


    I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students who are interested in undertaking research in intellectual property law from a critical and theoretical perspective.

    Current doctoral researchers



    Teaching modules

    • Advanced Intellectual Property Law (LADD016S7)
    • Intellectual Property Law (LADD045S6)
    • Regulating Technology (LALW060S7)
    • Property and Technology (LALW062S7)
    • Commons, Public Space and the Law (LALW079S7)
    • Introduction to Commercial Law (LALW082H5)
    • Intellectual Property Law I (Copyright, Privacy and Publicity) (LALW093H6)
    • Intellectual Property Law II (Patents and Trade Marks) (LALW094H6)