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Enrico Bonadio

Enrico Bonadio

Senior Lecturer in Law, City, University of London
Enrico Bonadio is Senior Lecturer in Law at City University London (City Law School), where he teaches various modules on intellectual property law.

He holds law degrees from the University of Florence (PhD) and the University of Pisa (LLB), and is Associate Editor and Intellectual Property Correspondent of the European Journal of Risk Regulation.

He regularly lectures, publishes and advises in the field of UK, European and international intellectual property law. He published a book on TRIPS Agreement and genetic resources (Jovene, 2008) and several articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals. He received the ECTA Award for the Best Paper in Trademark Law in 2013 (plain packaging of tobacco products under European intellectual property law). Enrico has recently co-edited a book entitled "Beyond Plain Packaging - The New Intellectual Property of Health" (Elgar, 2016). He has also done academic work on digital copyright and free speech, exhaustion of IP rights and parallel imports, patentability of human embryonic stem cells and patents and food safety. His current research agenda focuses on copyright protection of graffiti and street art.

Enrico is Visiting Professor in European Intellectual Property Law at Université Catholique de Lyon (France) and University of Turku (Finland) as well as visiting lecturer at the LLM in Intellectual Property offered by WIPO and the University of Turin. He also recently taught at Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala, University of Wroclaw (Poland), University of Szeged (Hungary), Academy of European Law and Leuphana University (Germany), Moscow State Law Academy (Russia), Université de Toulouse (France) and University of Pisa (Italy). He has been Visiting Scholar at Melbourne Law School (University of Melbourne, 2013) and City University New York (CUNY School of Law, 2016). His research and teaching interests have led him to deliver papers and talks in all five continents.

Enrico is a Solicitor qualified to practise in England and Wales as well as in Italy. He practised as Intellectual Property attorney for several years in top-tier international law firms and frequently appears in the media as an IP expert.

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Copyright is for losers or so Banksy once claimed. But the days of the mysterious artists dislike for intellectual property now appear to be long gone, as he has recently won a case of unauthorised merchandising in...

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