Dr. Friedmann is an award winning researcher and lecturer of intellectual property law, with a particular interest in international economic law and the intersections between human rights law, intellectual property law, innovation and investment law, trade law and transnational law.
Before becoming research fellow, lecturer and tutor at CUHK, Danny Friedmann did his PhD at CUHK, and his LLM at the University of Amsterdam. In his book 'Trademarks and Social Media' he calls for a paradigm shift of the trademark logo, towards algorithmic justice to reconcile the freedom of expression with the protection of the trademark logo, and an abandonment of the safe harbour provisions. Dr. Friedmann is familiar with both civil and common law systems and has co-taught Intellectual Property and the Law and has taught lawyers about transnational trademark law.
Dr. Friedmann has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters that have been published in peer-reviewed law journals and books, such as J. INTELL. PROP. L. & P. (Oxford University Press), GRUR Int, BENELUX TRADE MARKS AND DESIGN RIGHTS BULLETIN and KLUWER INTERNATIONAL LAW. His monograph 'Trademarks and Social Media' will be published with EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING in September 2015. His book chapter on Google and China was quoted by the Advocate General of the CJEU. His blog, IP Dragon, "gathering, commenting on and sharing information about IP in China to make it more transparent since 2005", is widely read.