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Eleonora Rosati

Eleonora Rosati

Professor

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Arbetar vid Juridiska institutionen
Telefon 08-16 41 60
E-post eleonora.rosati@juridicum.su.se
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Postadress Juridiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

Professor i immaterialrätt, direktör för Institutet för Immaterialrätt och Marknadsrätt (IFIM), samt meddirektör för magisterprogrammet i europeisk immaterialrätt

Utmärkelser

  • Inkluderad i World Intellectual Property Reviews 2020 lista över ‘Influential Women in IP’. Listan baseras på nomineringar – från läsare över hela världen – av kvinnor som anses spela en viktig roll i utmanandet av befintliga strukturer och främjandet av immaterialrätten.
  • Inkluderad i Managing IPs lista från 2018 över 'The 50 Most Influential People in IP' och beskrivs som en "influential voice in the IP industry". Listan lyfter fram individer som format immaterialrätt, politik, och företag över hela världen. Den inkluderar vanligtvis rådgivare, domare, tjänstemän, akademiker, och berömda personer som haft ett särskilt stort inflytande på immaterialrätten.

Akademisk bakgrund

Jag har en juristexamen och en magisterexamen från University of Florence, magisterexamen från University of Cambridge, och doktorsexamen från European University Institute.

  • European University Institute: PhD (titel på doktorsavhandling: Originality in EU Copyright Law), 2009 – 2012
  • University of Cambridge: LLM, 2008 – 2009
  • University of Florence: 'Laurea Specialistica in Giurisprudenza’, 2006 – 2008
  • University of Florence: 'Laurea in Scienze Giuridiche’, 2003 – 2006

Forskningsvistelser/gästforskare

Medverkan vid konferenser och seminarier

Se hit för en lista över mina senaste konferenser och seminarier jag talat vid och hit för en lista över evenemang som jag organiserat och/eller samorganiserat med sakkunniga.

Samverkan

Professionella roller  

Media

Med anledning av min expertis inom upphovsrätt och immaterialrätt har jag vid ett flertal tillfällen intervjuats av ledande dagstidningar, inklusive CNN, The New York Times, The Financial Times, BBC, The Hollywood Reporter, och The Guardian.

Undervisning

Forskning

Översikt

Min forskning och mitt engagemang inriktar sig på immaterialrätt, med särskild fokus på EU och de nationella dimensionerna därav.

Mina verksområden omfattar: Processen och resultatet av EU:s upphovsrättsharmonisering och EU-domstolens roll; sanktioner online och mellanhänders roll och ansvar; mode och immaterialrätt; frågeställningar avseende jurisdiktion och tillämplig lag vid intrång online; varumärkesrätt inom EU; överskridande rättigheter; EU:s upphovsrättsreform.

Jag är författare till:

Jag har även varit redaktör för The Routledge Handbook of EU Copyright Law (Routledge:2021).

Slutligen, är jag även långvarig skribent för den prisbelönta immaterialrättsliga bloggen The IPKat, för vilken jag författat över 1000 inlägg de senaste åren.

Påverkan och spridning

Jag har bidragit till ett flertal debatter kring lagstiftningsutvecklingen som oberoende sakkunnig inom mina egna forskningsområden.

Förutom att jag blivit ombedd av, bland annat, EU parlamentet, EU:s immaterialrättsmyndighet, och Världsorganisationen för den intellektuella äganderätten, att ta fram ett antal tekniska sammanfattningar och rapporter, har jag även blivit inbjuden att delta i officiella utfrågningar med EU:s institutioner (Världsorganisationen för den intellektuella äganderätten, EU kommissionen, EU:s immaterialrättsmyndighet) och regeringar.

Jag har presenterat min forskning som talare vid ett flera akademiska institutioner och konferenser runt om i världen. Jag har förberett och levererat dialoger på begäran av internationella organisationer och EU-institutioner, liksom internationella yrkesorganisationer (ALAI, INTA, AIPPI, LIDC, och ECTA).

Forskningsfinansiering

Jag har säkrat finansiering för min forskning vid ett flertal tillfällen. Jag har fått publikationspriser från Stiftelsen Juridisk Fakultetslitteratur och bidrag från större intressenter - inklusive International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Facebook och Audible Magic - samt ideella organisationer och offentliga organ - inklusive Wikimedia och Società Italiana Autori ed Editori.

Handledning av doktorander

Jag välkomnar projektbeskrivningar inom upphovsrätt, varumärken, mode och internetlagar.

Publikationer

I urval från Stockholms universitets publikationsdatabas
  • 2020. Eleonora Rosati. Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 15 (2), 103-122

    Among the absolute grounds for refusal or invalidity in EU trade mark law, there is one for signs that consist exclusively of ‘the shape, or another characteristic, which gives substantial value to the goods’.

    The ‘substantial value’ exclusion has received relatively limited attention and practical application. Some commentators have called for its abolition on consideration that other, clearer absolute grounds may perform its role without giving rise to those issues linked to its uncertain meaning and scope.

    This contribution reviews relevant EU case law on the substantial value ground in order to define rationales, scope and functions thereof. It submits that the substantial value ground performs a role—primarily that of preventing or limiting a distortion of the role of trade mark registration—which cannot be subsumed in other grounds. However, clearer guidance on certain fundamental aspects, including the role of the average consumer, reputation and the relevance of the behaviour of the trade mark applicant/owner, is still required.

  • 2020. Eleonora Rosati. European Law Review 45 (1), 67-99

    This is the first study entirely devoted to analysing the content of the European Commission’s observations in CJEU copyright referrals, with an emphasis on the online/digital dimension. It examines the Commission’s view of the EU copyright acquis in relation to economic rights, exceptions and limitations and enforcement, and evaluates it in light of international and EU law. The observations have been sometimes consistent with case law, but this has not been so in a number of topical instances. This contribution suggests that all this signals an (unsuccessful) attempt on the side of the Commission to persuade the CJEU to ‘depart’ from consolidated case law, justified more by policy considerations rather than a rigorous reading of the law and earlier jurisprudence.

  • 2020. Eleonora Rosati. European Law Review

    This article analyses CJEU case law on the notion of ‘new public’ in the context of the right of communication to the public in EU copyright law, with a focus on Article 3(1) of the InfoSoc Directive. It investigates its origin, use and development, as well as the justifications given for such use. By identifying for the first time four distinct groups of case law, the analysis shows how the role of the ‘new public’ has changed over time. If intended as a requirement, the ‘new public’ creates undue complexity in the reasoning of the CJEU in most instances. While others have suggested that the CJEU should disregard this notion altogether, this article proposes a less radical way for the CJEU to ‘escape’ the difficulties inherent to its own jurisprudence.

  • 2019. Eleonora Rosati. Asia Pacific Law Review 27 (2), 198-217

    Text and data mining (TDM) may be performed in a variety of fields and for different purposes. Among other things, TDM techniques may be used to ‘train’ Artificial Intelligence (AI), also for the purpose of AI-driven creativity. In this context, copyright restrictions might be in place, even if copies made of pre-existing content are only used internally and are instrument to the creation of something ‘new’. Recently, in the context of the Directive 2019/790 on copyright in the Digital Single Market, the EU legislature introduced two new mandatory exceptions for TDM.

    This contribution discusses the interplay between TDM and AI creativity by focusing, first, on the potential and technicalities of TDM and the interplay with legal restrictions. Second, it reviews the copyright-related issues facing TDM and the debate underlying the adoption of this new piece of EU legislation. Third, it reflects on the future of AI creativity in Europe.

    This article concludes that, even despite the adoption of two new mandatory TDM exceptions in the DSM Directive which are now to be transposed by individual EU Member States, copyright restrictions might continue affecting and restricting significantly the possibility of undertaking TDM activities in Europe.

  • 2019. Eleonora Rosati. European intellectual property review 41 (11), 672-682

    In Glawischnig-Piesczek, C-18/18, the CJEU has been asked to provide guidance on the breadth and scope of Article 15 of the E-commerce Directive, and thereby address the removal obligations of an online intermediary (eligible for the hosting safe harbour) as arising from an injunction obtained against it. In his Opinion, AG Szpunar advised that Article 15 does not prohibit a court from ordering an intermediary to seek out and remove all content identical to that found illegal in relation to all users of its platform, as well as content equivalent to that found illegal, though the latter only in relation to the original user/poster. Equivalent information disseminated by other users should be removed when an intermediary becomes aware of it through a notification made by the concerned person, third parties or another source (as Article 14 of the E-commerce Directive in any event envisions). The Opinion also submits that, in principle, a court or authority considering an application for an injunction based on an unharmonized national right might order removal worldwide.Like AG Szpunar’s Opinion, this contribution submits that national courts or authorities should undertake a close scrutiny when issuing injunctions against intermediaries, envisage time limitations for them, and monitor their effects. This said, the approach recommended in relation to the material and personal scope of removal obligations might be hardly workable in practice without also entailing a general monitoring obligation on the side of the relevant intermediary. In any case, it should be possible for the subject who posted the original information found illegal, users of the services provided by the intermediary targeted by the injunction, and the intermediary alike to intervene to vary or discharge the order issued. In addition, the potential availability of worldwide injunctions based on unharmonized rights – as envisaged in the Opinion – is problematic, also from a policy standpoint. As such, it should be considered extrema ratio.

  • 2021. Eleonora Rosati.

    The Routledge Handbook of EU Copyright Law provides a definitive survey of copyright harmonization in the European Union, capturing the essential and relevant issues of this relatively recent phenomenon. Over the past few years, two themes have emerged: one the one hand, copyright policy and legislative initiatives have intensified; on the other hand, the large number of references to the Court of Justice of the European Union has substantially shaped the EU copyright framework and, with it, also the copyright framework of individual EU Member States

    This handbook is a detailed reference source of original contributions which analyze and critically evaluate the state of EU copyright law with a view to detecting the key trends and patterns in the evolution of EU copyright, weighing the benefits and disadvantages of such evolution. It covers a broad range of topics through clusters focused on: the history and approaches to EU copyright harmonization; harmonization in the areas of exclusive rights, exceptions and limitations, and enforcement; copyright policy and legacy of harmonization.

    With contributions from a selection of highly regarded and leading scholars in this field, the Routledge Handbook on European Copyright Law is an essential resource for students and scholars who are interested in the field of copyright law.

  • 2021. Eleonora Rosati.

    In 2019, the EU legislature adopted Directive 2019/790 on copyright in the Digital Single Market. The Directive is supported by a multi-faceted rationale and represents one of the most significant and ambitious EU harmonization efforts in the copyright field so far.

    This book provides an article-by-article commentary to all the provisions of the Directive. It is the first and – so far – only book entirely devoted to Directive 2019/790.

    By analyzing the history, objectives, and content of each and every provision, as well as the relationship between some of those provisions and between the Directive and the pre-existing acquis, this book provides a rational, consistent and detailed explanation of the Directive as a whole and of its individual contents. It is a travel companion to all those who wish or need to navigate the legislative provisions that were adopted in 2019 to make EU copyright fit for the “digital single market”.

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Senast uppdaterad: 27 mars 2021

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