David Musker is Professor of International Design Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). He is the founder of the “Class 99” International Design Law blog, a founder Editor of the Community Design Handbook, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) and European Copyright and Design Reports (ECDR). For his work in relation to the IP education and training on the Community Design, he received a Worldleaders European IP Award in 2004. He lectures, or has lectured, at the Universities of Alicante, Bristol and Oxford, at ETH in Zurich and at CEIPI in Strasbourg.
A patent and trade mark attorney, he is a member (and former Chair) of the Designs and Copyright Committee and the Higher Education Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), a member (and former President) of the Designs Commission of the Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property (UNION) and a member of the Design Working Group of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA). He has practised patent and design law for thirty years, and is currently of Counsel to RGC Maucher Jenkins & Co.