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Federica Combariati (2016)

Federica studied on the Intellectual Property Law LLM and graduated in 2016. She now works as an Attorney-at-Law and Associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Sullivan LLP´s Munich Office.

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Why did you choose to study at CCLS?

For me there was never really a second option. I knew from my college studies I wanted to specialise in Intellectual Property and I knew there was only one institution where to do it: CCLS. The Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, as part of CCLS, was already known to me as the most prestigious and internationally renowned research organisation in the field. The Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property was already a landmark publication for me during both my studies and my job as an attorney.

What was your favourite memory as a CCLS student?

It’s really hard to pick one memory over a year full of unforgettable moments. If I really had to choose, I would say the sense of community. At CCLS, I felt as a member of a one, big international family, full of brilliant minds working hard to build their future and cooperating with one another in the spirit of happiness and solidarity.

What does being a member of the CCLS community mean to you?

It is an honour and a great responsibility: it means representing this great institution and uphold its excellence. More on a personal level, it means having a piece of heart in every corner of the world.

How did your CCLS experience contribute to your career?

Studying at CCLS played a decisive role in the development of my career. I can certainly say that I owe my professional success to the strong academical background and related work experience I achieved thanks to CCLS. In fact, after successfully completing my LL.M. in Intellectual Property, I was selected for a work experience at the European Patent Office in Munich, in light of the cooperation between the latter and CCLS. This was the springboard of my career within the intellectual property world.

Why do you think perspective students should study at CCLS?

I would recommend to all students having a genuine interest in the area, to study intellectual property at CCLS. The academic body is beyond excellent, the modules cover all areas of IP: from patents to trademarks, from a strict juridical approach to a business one. In addition to that, the growing awareness of the importance of Intellectual property allows for a need of IP specialists with an international spectrum.

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