Dr Eleonora Rosati
An Italian-qualified lawyer (avvocato) with experience in the areas of intellectual property (IP) with a particular focus on copyright, as well as fashion and internet laws from an EU, UK and Italian perspective, 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 tenured associate professor 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 written extensively in the field of IP, and am a regular contributor to specialist blogs The 1709 Blog and The IPKat, for which I report and comment on IP-related news from all over the world.
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 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), 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 New York Times (on Donald Trump's trade mark registrations in Russia), Wired, 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), Metro (on IP issues facing tattoos), and BBC (on restrictions imposed by copyright law).
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:
Some of my most recent publications are available on SSRN
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Contributions to Edited Collections, Working Papers, Journal Editorials, Policy Papers and Reports
Not Sufficiently 'Transformative' Appropriation of a Photograph Held Infringing by French Court (2018) 13(7) JIPLP 525-526 (Cour d’Appel de Versailles, Alix Malka v Peter Klasen, 1ère chamber 1ère section, RG No 15/06029, 16 March 2018)
General Court Confirms that ‘La Mafia se Sienta a la Mesa’ Cannot Be a Trade Mark on Public Policy Grounds (2018) 13(6) JIPLP 432-434 (La Mafia Franchises, SL v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), T‑1/17, not yet published, 15 March 2018)
Italian Supreme Court Confirms Eligibility of TV Formats for Copyright Protection (2017) 12(12) JIPLP 968-969 (RTI Reti Televisive Italiane Spa v Ruvido Produzioni Srl, decision 18633/17 (27 July 2017))
Works accepted / in publication
Contributions to Edited Collections
E-Books/Mass Digitization Projects – The Role of Licensing, in T Aplin (ed) Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Digital Technologies (forthcoming: Edward Elgar)
To What Extent Do Current Exclusions and Limitations to Copyright Strike a Fair Balance between the Rights of Owners and Fair Use by Private Individuals and Others? - UK Report, in LIDC Contributions on Antitrust Law, Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition (forthcoming: Springer)
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.
Some of my PowerPoint presentations are available on SlideShare.
Recently organized events & specialist training
e-LAWnora events and specialist training
Recent talks & lectures
Recent media coverage
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