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Dr. Eleonora Rosati

IP Kat, Associate Professor in Intellectual Property Law at University of Southampton


An Italian-qualified lawyer (avvocato) admitted to the Florence Bar (Ordine degli Avvocati di Firenze), Dr Eleonora Rosati is an Associate Professor in intellectual property law at the University of Southampton, a guest lecturer in copyright law at EDHEC Business School, and an Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press).Previously she was a post-doctoral legal research associate at the University of Cambridge, and trained and worked in the IP departments of Bird & Bird LLP in Milan and London.Eleonora holds two law degrees from the University of Florence (Italy), an LLM from the University of Cambridge, and PhD in IP law from the European University Institute (Italy).Eleonora has conducted research and published articles in highly-reputed international peer-reviewed journals in a number of topical IP/internet law areas, including: jurisdiction in online IP infringement cases; the relationship between EU and national IP laws; copyright exceptions and limitations; orphan works; digital exhaustion; liability of internet service providers; IP reform proposals in the UK and the EU; enforcement of IP rights under EU law; protection of trade marks with a reputation.

A revised and extended version of her PhD dissertation was published as a monograph by Edward Elgar in late 2013 under the title Originality in EU Copyright. Full Harmonization through Case Law. Reviews of her book include that by the Hon Mr Justice Richard Arnold (High Court of Justice of England and Wales), who stated that this work has made a valuable contribution to the study of European copyright law.

Eleonora’s research activities and scholarly production have allowed her to present and lecture at several international conferences and for a number of institutions (including – amongst others – the European Parliament, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, and the House of Lords), and organisations (including – among others – ALAI, AIPPI, BLACA, STOP-Nordic Content Protection, TIPLO, IFRRO, Europeana, the Irish Copyright Society, the Swedish Copyright Society, the UK and Singapore intellectual property offices, and the Australian Copyright Council).As an independent consultant, Eleonora regularly provides a variety of services, including bespoke analysis of copyright issues and their implications, tailored research on topical questions of copyright law and policy, training and expert briefing opportunities, for clients established in several jurisdictions and doing business world-wide. Recent clients have included a major online music streaming service, a number of collecting societies, an online betting company, an author’s estate, and a major internet company.

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