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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Recent and Emerging Trends in EU and UK Copyright

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lecture Theatre, Centre For Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JB


A lot has happened in the copyright field recently. In the EU, Member States have now transposed the DSM Directive 2019/790 into their own laws (often in some substantially different ways) and related litigation has begun, already generating referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In parallel to that, there has been a steady flow of new EU legislation, including regulations - like the Digital Services Act and the AI Act - which are formally without prejudice to copyright rules, and yet will clearly define their meaning and scope of application going forward. In the UK, copyright case law does not (yet) appear to show an appetite for a divergence from the EU and CJEU approaches, with the latter's decisions remaining "good" even in a post-Brexit landscape. This talk will review the key copyright developments occurred over the past few months in the EU and UK, and identify emerging trends and open questions.

A Visiting Professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies from 2024, Eleonora Rosati is Full Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Stockholm University and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird. She holds guest/visiting positions at several other institutions too, including Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CEIPI-Université de Strasbourg, Trinity College Dublin, EDHEC Business School, Glion Institute of Higher Education, and Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge. Eleonora is Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press), long-standing contributor to The IPKat, and Co-Founder of Fashion Law London.

The author of several scholarly articles and books on IP issues, Eleonora regularly prepares technical briefings and expert opinions and delivers talks at the request of inter alia international organizations and EU institutions and agencies, as well as national governments and professional bodies and organizations. She has received multiple accolades and prizes for her work in the IP field, including: Managing Intellectual Property’s '50 Most Influential People in IP' globally (2018); World Intellectual Property Review’s 'Influential Women in IP' (2020); Adepi Award 2022 for contribution to shaping the interpretation of IP law in Europe (2022).

The talk was introduced and moderated by Professor Noam Shemtov, Chair in Intellectual Property and Technology Law and Director of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), CCLS, Queen Mary University of London.

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