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Eleonora is an expert in copyright and trade mark law. She has authored hundreds of articles on IP issues and two monographs on EU copyright law.

Eleonora is an Of Counsel in our IP team, and works between Milan and London.

She regularly advises clients in the creative and technological sectors.

Eleonora is a tenured associate professor in IP law at the University of Southampton, where she leads the IP/IT research centre, and also holds academic positions at Stockholm University, EDHEC Business School, and Queen Mary University of London.

She is an Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press), and has written extensively in the IP field. Her latest monograph – Copyright and the Court of Justice of the European Union (Oxford University Press:2019) – explores the role, action, and legacy of the highest EU court’s copyright case law.

Eleonora regularly comments on IP issues for well-known blogs The IPKat (most popular IP blog of all time according to the Justia rankings as of 1 December 2018) and The 1709 Blog, for which she has authored several hundreds of posts over the past few years.

She has prepared technical briefings at the request of and delivered talks to several international organisations and EU institutions and agencies (including WIPO, European Parliament, European Commission, and EUIPO), as well as international professional bodies and organisations (including ALAI, INTA, AIPPI, LIDC, and ECTA).

Eleonora is an Italian-qualified lawyer admitted to the Florence Bar, and a Qualified European Lawyer with the Bar Standards Board (England and Wales).

She holds law degrees from the University of Florence, an LLM from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from the European University Institute.

In 2018, she was included in Managing Intellectual Property’s ‘The 50 Most Influential People in IP’ list.

Having trained and previously worked with us, she re-joined as an Of Counsel in 2019.

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