Dr Lolwa Alfadhel
Dr Lolwa Alfadhel is a Senior Lecturer in Law.
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Dr Lolwa Alfadhel

Dr Lolwa Alfadhel is a lecturer in law with over 15 years’ experience of teaching law and politics at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She holds an LLM in Public International Law and PhD in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary, University of London. Dr Alfadhel joined London Metropolitan University in 2020, and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law.

Dr Lolwa Alfadhel's primary research interests are commercial and intellectual property law. She worked for the Royal United Services Institute’s centre for financial crime and security studies on a project researching the UAE and Morocco’s free trade zone and the rise of counterfeiting activities in the region. She's a contributor to the ‘Gulf Legal Advisor’ project for LexisNexis Middle East.

Dr Alfadhel's doctoral thesis examined the issue of counterfeit goods in transit within the Gulf Cooperation Council States and the European Union. Her publications to date seek to shed light on the rise of counterfeiting activities and the role of intellectual property law as an effective enforcement mechanism.

Dr Lolwa taught commercial law subjects including, contract law, intellectual property law, tort law and medical negligence law. She also has experience teaching public, land law and equity and trusts. She is committed to providing support and guidance to students to enable them to achieve their full potential.

Journal Articles:

  • ‘The Integration of the TRIPS Agreement and The Law of Human Rights: Access to Generic Drugs and Medicines’, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, 25 (2019)
  • ‘A Case Study of Well-Known Trademarks in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: Challenges for Foreign Mark Holders’, 8 (3) Journal of International Trade & Policy 251 (2016)
  • 'TRIPS and the Rise of Counterfeiting: A Comparative Examination of Trademark Protection and Border Measures in the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council' 7 Trade Law & Development 388 (2015)
  • ‘Trademark Enforcement within the European Union: The Development of Provisions Concerning Counterfeit Goods in Transit’, Charlotte Intellectual Property Journal, Vol. 1 (2014)

Book Chapters:

  • Alfadhel, L. (2018). Shariah Law and Trademark Protection in the GCC Member States. In D. Price & A. AlDebasi, Intellectual Property Rights: Development and Enforcement in The Arab States of The Gulf (p. 109). Berlin & London: Gerlach Press.

Conference Papers:

  • 'Trademark Protection, Border Measures, and Counterfeit Goods in Transit: Implementation of TRIPS within the Gulf Cooperation Council States’ at Gulf Research Centre Cambridge, 'Intellectual Property in the New Era in the GCC States: Enforcement and Opportunity’, University of Cambridge, 24-27 August 2019.
  • ‘Sharia Law and Trademark Protection: The Implementation of TRIPS in the Gulf Cooperation Council States,’ Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference, ‘Commerce, the law and individual freedom: Small cog, big machine’, Queen Mary, University of London, 4 June 2017.
  • ‘A Case Study of Well-Known Trademarks in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: Challenges for Foreign Mark Holders’ at The International Graduate Research Conference, ‘The Transnational Legal Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities’, King’s College London, 4-5 April 2016
  • ‘Trademark enforcement and the problem of counterfeit goods in transit in the European Union’ at University of Liverpool International Postgraduate Legal Conference, ‘Future Lawyers Tackling Tomorrow’s Legal Challenges’, University of Liverpool, 4 July 2015.






  • Received external PhD funding support from the University of Bahrain
  • Nominated for a teaching award at University of London in recognition of her teaching and pastoral duties
Dr Lolwa Alfadhel,
Senior Lecturer in Law,