Frederick Mostert

Frederick Mostert

Professor of Practice
London Law Programme

Frederick Mostert is a Professor of Practice at The Dickson Poon School of Law. He is also a Research Fellow at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, University of Oxford.

He received a ‘Rising Star’ Teaching Excellence Award from King’s for 2017-18 and a King’s Education Award for ‘Expanding Opportunities’ in 2021. Frederick was inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame in 2015, which honors those who have helped to establish intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21st century. Frederick is a founder of the Digital Scholarship Institute and the Digital Communities Lab (London). He is a co-developer of the international Unicode "Troll" emoji.

Frederick is a Past President of the International Trademark Association and currently the President of the Luxury Law Alliance. He served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel of Richemont, which includes Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, Alfred Dunhill, and Chloe.

His opinion pieces have been featured in the Financial Times and the South China Morning Post.

Some of Frederick’s most notable pro bono legal assistance has been provided to President Nelson Mandela (South Africa) and the Shaolin Monks (China).

He is Of Counsel at Bird & Bird LLP, London. He is also a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of England and Wales. He has practiced corporate law at Shearman and Sterling (New York) and international intellectual property law at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu in New York. Frederick has an LLM from Columbia University School of Law in New York and an LLD from the University of Johannesburg.