Dr Eleonora Rosati
An Italian-qualified lawyer (avvocato) with experience in the area of intellectual property (IP) law - particularly copyright - with an EU, UK and Italian focus, I am here to help you understand and address related topical issues.
I provide cutting-edge analysis, conduct relevant research, and offer bespoke lectures, training, and courses (more information can be found here).
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An Italian-qualified lawyer (avvocato) admitted to the Florence Bar (Ordine degli Avvocati di Firenze), I am a lecturer in intellectual property (IP) law at the University of Southampton (UK), a guest lecturer in copyright law at EDHEC Business School (France), a door tenant at 8 New Square, and an Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press).
Previously I was a post-doctoral legal research associate at the University of Cambridge (UK), and worked in the IP departments of Bird&Bird LLP in Milan (Italy) and London (UK).
I hold two law degrees summa cum laude from the University of Florence (Italy), an LLM from the University of Cambridge (UK), and a PhD in EU copyright law from the European University Institute (Italy).
I have organized and co-organized a number of events, conferences, and specialist training on topical IP issues.
I have lectured and presented on topical copyright-related issues in several countries and for a number of institutions and organizations, including: the European Parliament, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO, formerly OHIM), AIPPI, ALAI, BLACA, the Australian Copyright Council, the Singapore IP Academy, the Copyright Association of Ireland, IFRRO, TIPLO, Europeana/EUScreenXL, FAST-Federation Against Software Theft, the Swedish Copyright Association, the WS Society, the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, STOP-Nordic Content Protection, and the Italian Unitary Federation of Writers.
I have also been interviewed by leading general interest media publications, including - recently - The Financial Times, Marketplace and AGI (on the policy debate surrounding EU copyright reform), The Hollywood Reporter (on the protection available to TV formats) The Guardian (on the advantages of studying copyright while at university), The Telegraph (on the introduction into UK law of a parody exception), and Metro (on IP issues facing tattoos).
Recent advisory work
e-LAWnora provides a variety of services, including bespoke analysis of copyright issues and their implications, and tailored research on topical questions facing copyright law and policy.
Recent work includes:
Recently organized events & specialist training
e-LAWnora events and specialist training
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Chapters, Working Papers, Journal Editorials, Policy Papers and Reports
Works accepted / in publication
Originality in EU Copyright
Full Harmonization through Case Law
A revised and extended version of my PhD dissertation was published as a monograph by Edward Elgar in late 2013 with the title Originality in EU Copyright. Full Harmonization through Case Law.
My book explores the recent past of copyright harmonization in the European Union (EU), analyzes the increasingly topical role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in harmonizing core aspects of the copyright laws of Member States, and attempts to predict the future of EU copyright.
Materials created for my students
I have also created and manage a Facebook group primarily intended for my students, but open to anyone interested in IP and discussing relevant issues through a more informal channel.
Recent talks & lectures