Irene Calboli

Academic Fellow at University of Geneva, Professor

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Irene Calboli is an academic member of the University of Geneva Law School, Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law, Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and Transatlantic Technology Law Fellow at Stanford University. She has held visiting professorships at several universities in North America, Europe and Asia and was a Fulbright Specialist in Cambodia in May 2018.

Irene's research focuses on intellectual property, international trade and cultural heritage law. Her most recent books include: Exausting Intellectual Property Right: A Comparative Law and Policy Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2018, with S. Ghosh); The Protection of Non Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2018, with M. Senftleben); and The Cambridge Handbook of Comparative and International Trademark Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020, with Jane v. Ginsburg).  She is a member of the editorial board of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Oxford) and the WIPO-WTO Colloquium Papers.

Irene is a member of the American Law Institute and holds executive positions in various professional organizations, including: the International Law Association (American Branch); the Board of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Law Association; the International Trademark Association; and the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

She also acts as an expert for national governments and international organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, the EU Intellectual Property Office and Commission, and several national intellectual property offices.

Irene is a graduate of the University of Bologna, the London School of Economics and Political Science and Queen Mary University in London. She was a trainee in the office of Chief Justice Mancini at the Court of Justice of the European Union.


Associated activities

11 June 2021

Luxury Digital Law Day

22 October - 17 December 2020

Luxury Digital Law Series