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Branka Marusic


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Works at Department of Law
Telephone 08-674 70 64
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C
Room C 985
Postal address Juridiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a LL.D. candidate in Intellectually Property Law at Stockholm University. I am a qualified lawyer in Croatia and provide consulting services in the field of EU law and IP law for Brussels based consultancies.

Academic Activities in 2019

In the first half of 2019 I will be based at Queen Mary, University of London as a visiting scholar, and in the second half of 2019 I will be based at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, as a stagiaire vistour.


My doctoral project concerns online protection of copyright in the EU. As a research student I am affiliated with the Institutet för Immaterialrätt och Marknadsrätt (IFIM) and Institutet för Europeisk rätt at Stockholm University.


Recently I have finalised projects for the EU concerning mapping of IP rights in Sweden, mapping regulative framework for sharing economy in the tourist sector in the EU, implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (focus on Croatia), implementation of the Damages Directive in Competition Law (focus on Croatia).

I am currently working on projects for the EU concerning GDPR implementation in Croatia and implementation of Services Directive (focus on Croatia).


I mostly provide teaching in EU Law. I also manage summer courses in EU Law and Copyright in the Digital Market.


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2017. Branka Marušić. Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy 13, 169-190

    The proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Market contains a proposal to harmonise protection of copyright in the digital market and to close the so-called 'value gap'. The value gap is a term that, in the realm of online copyright dissemination, signifies a situation where the right holder (for example, the author of a song) is not adequately remunerated for his or her work. This situation usually occurs when his or her song is made available on an online platform, such as YouTube, and he or she is not paid for the use and enjoyment of the work. The current market mechanism to tackle this problem is done via licensing schemes.

    This paper will analyse the possible Trojan horse that is hidden in this proposal in order to ask whether, when it comes to online regulation and enforcement of copyright, the deployment of article 114 TFEU is the correct legal basis for the EU to enhance accountability of internet service providers in the regulation and enforcement of copyright.

  • 2016. Branka Marusic. NIR (1), 4-17

    The case Google Spain decided in front of the CJEU provides for just one example of an infinite number of occasions in which parties such as end users, content owners and rights management organisations have sought to assign intermediaries/Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with liability for infringements perpetrated online. Internet actors often look to ISPs as the gatekeepers of the web and therefore the most suitable party to be held liable in relation to illegal online activity, whether it is in relation to economic or fundamental rights and interests. Accordingly, this article provides an overview of the ever-shifting notion of ISP liability in the online digital environment in light of the Google Spain decision, in a specific attempt to answer the following question: how far are we willing to affect the functioning of ISPs through their liability for online activity in order to install order in an unruly digital arena?

  • 2016. Branka Marusic, Marko Juric.

    U radu se analizira praksa Suda Europske unije u vezi s iznimkama iz čl. 5. st. 2. toč. a i b Direktive o informacijskom društvu. Izlažu se pravna shvaćanja Suda EU o naravi štete koju trpe nositelji prava uslijed privatnog reproduciranja te naravi pravične naknade, diskreciji koju uživaju države članice EU pri uređivanju iznimke privatnog kopiranja, mogućnosti naplate naknade u slučajevima prekogranične prodaje medija i uređaja, izvorima iz kojih je moguće legalno reproducirati djela za privatno korištenje, uporabi sredstava prikupljenih na temelju naknade za privatno reproduciranje, utjecaju primjene tehničkih mjera na sustav privatnog kopiranja te (ne)mogućnosti primjene sustava privatnog kopiranja na download djela. Upozorava se na potrebu preispitivanja nacionalne prakse u području ostvarivanja autorskog i srodnih prava s pravnim stajalištima Suda EU.

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Last updated: February 13, 2019

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