Chutian Zhang is a PhD candidate in Law at the University of Exeter. He obtained his LLB from the Southwest University of Political Science & Law in China before completing his LLM at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on pharmaceutical industry and traditional medicine, particularly around intellectual property rights. He uses traditional legal research methods to investigate protection of traditional Chinese medicine and other related traditional medicine.
Chutian is interested in protection and management of traditional medicine in the IP framework and sui generis methods of protecting and managing traditional medicine in various countries.