Alhanoof AlDebasi

SJD Program Graduate 


Alhanoof AlDebasi, an SJD graduate of the American University Washington College of Law, completed her dissertation titled, "Buried Treasure: Geographical Indications in the Arabian Gulf Region." Her academic interests and professional background include: Intellectual Property Law, International Business Law, and International and Comparative Trade Law. 

Prior to joining the Washington College of Law SJD program, Dr. AlDebasi worked as an intellectual property lecturer for Princess Norah University. During her time as an intellectual property lecturer, she held several administrative positions. She was also an intern for the AL-Assaf law firm in association with Norton Rose and a legal assistant for the Legal Department, King Saud University, Riyadh.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law
LL.M., Specialization: International Intellectual Property Law International Business Law, University of Pittsburgh, School of Law, USA
LL.B., King Saud University, School of Law And Political Science, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

Areas of Specialization

Intellectual Property
Trade and Policy
International Business Law
International and Comparative law


Books:Co- author “Protecting Intellectual Property in the Arabian Peninsula: the GCC States, Jordan and Yemen" (Routledge-Cavendish, 2017)Co-editor “Intellectual Property Rights: Development and Enforcement in the Arab States of the Gulf” (Greenlach Press, 2017)

Other publications:“The Protection of Geographical Indications in the Gulf Countries” (forthcoming)Co-author “Intellectual Property Protection in the Arabian Gulf: The Enforcement Challenge” (forthcoming)