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Dr Alpana Roy researches and teaches in intellectual property law at Western Sydney University, with a particular interest in trade marks, copyright, international intellectual property law, and cultural aspects of intellectual property (including traditional and indigenous knowledge). Alpana has several years of experience in academia, where she has lectured in a wide range of postgraduate and undergraduate intellectual property and commercial law subjects. She has lectured at various universities, including the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney, and the University of Technology, Sydney. Alpana is widely published in intellectual property law, and is a commissioned author for several major legal publishers. She is also regularly invited to speak at international and national seminars on a broad range of intellectual property topics.

Apart from her academic career, Alpana is regularly engaged to work as a legal consultant and practitioner in intellectual property and commercial law. She has extensive experience in Australian and international intellectual property law, having worked in Sydney for two top-tier corporate law firms, boutique specialist firms, and various private and public sector bodies. Alpana has practised both as a solicitor and a barrister, mediator, and has also worked internationally as a lawyer. She has been involved in a number of leading cases in the Federal Court of Australia.

Alpana is admitted to practise in NSW, and is on the Roll of Legal Practitioners for the High Court of Australia. She is an accredited mediator, and has also been appointed on the Law Society of New South Wales Mediators Panel.

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