Topic of Dissertation: “Extraterritoriality in Intellectual Property Law”
Alexandra Bhattacharya is a Doctoral Candidate specialising in Intellectual Property Law. She has an LL.M degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an LL.B degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Alexandra has obtained professional experience in the area of Intellectual Property in a number of Geneva-based international organizations. Since 2014, she has been working in the Division for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Previously, Alexandra participated in the WTO Accessions Internship Programme and also undertook an internship in the Development, Innovation and Intellectual Property Programme of the South Center. She has also worked as a researcher in the non-governmental organisation, Third World Network (TWN), where she obtained further appreciation of Intellectual Property issues in the international fora.
Alexandra has contributed a peer-reviewed article to The Journal of World Investment and Trade and to the WTO publication WTO Accessions and Trade Multilateralism Case Studies and Lessons from the WTO at Twenty, focusing on the WTO accession commitments made by LDCs in the area of Intellectual Property.
These professional experiences have ignited her interest in undertaking further academic research on issues pertaining to Intellectual Property and to integrate her acquired practical experiences into the research process.
Alexandra is a citizen of Bangladesh. She is fluent in English, Russian and Bengali and has moderate proficiency in French.