Spyros Maniatis joined the British Institute of International and Comparative Law as director in September 2018. He was previously professor of intellectual property law and head of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London. He is now honorary professor of intellectual property at Queen Mary. While head of the CCLS, he extended the reach of the centre with programs in France, Singapore and Greece, and added new areas to its teaching and research specialties, ranging from shipping and energy to art and regulation. His expertise and research interests cover innovation and trade, trademarks and unfair competition, and the interaction between intellectual property and competition law, as well as intellectual property in China. His book Trade Marks in Europe: A Practical Jurisprudence published its third edition in 2016.