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Dr Eleonora Rosati PhD (EUI), LLM (Cantab), Laurea (Florence), Avvocato (Italian-qualified lawyer-Florence Bar)

Associate Professor in Intellectual Property Law

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An Italian-qualified lawyer (avvocato) with experience in the area of copyright, trade marks and internet law, I am an associate professor in intellectual property (IP) law at the University of Southampton, an Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press), and a Door Tenant at specialist IP set 8 New Square in London.

Previously I was a Post-Doctoral Legal Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, and worked in the IP departments of Bird&Bird LLP in Milan and London.

I hold two law degrees summa cum laude from the University of Florence, an LLM from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in EU copyright law from the European University Institute.

I have written extensively in the field of IP, and am a regular contributor to The 1709 Blog and IPKat blogs, for which I report and comment on IP-related news from all over the world.

Click here for a list of my most recent presentations and lectures.






Research interests

  • Copyright,
  • Intellectual property,
  • Internet law.

Overview of projects worked on to date:

My research interests and academic production have been devoted to copyright, trade mark and internet law issues, mainly from a EU and UK perspective.

In 2012 I completed my PhD in EU copyright law at the European University Institute. My doctoral work focused on relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the originality requirement and its impact on EU Member States, as well as the future of EU copyright harmonization. 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 (see here for relevant reviews).

More recently, my research interests have been devoted to, amongst others: orphan works; subject-matter categorization under EU copyright law; EU pre-emption in the area of copyright; copyright exclusive rights and related exceptions and limitations; intermediary liability and injunctions; conflict of laws issues in online IP infringement cases; EU and UK policy initiatives in the area of IP.


Research group

The Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS)

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Working Paper

  • Intellectual Property Law (LLB)
  • Global Trends in Copyright and Trademark Laws (LLM)
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights over the Internet (LLM)

Here are some of the study materials I have 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.

Finally, some of my PowerPoint presentations are available on SlideShare.



Dr Eleonora Rosati
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