Irene Calboli

Academic Fellow at University of Geneva, Professor

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Irene Calboli is an Academic Fellow at the Law School and specializes in Intellectual Property, International Trade, and Cultural Heritage Law. She is Regents Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law and holds several honorary and visiting academic appointments, including at SciencesPo Paris, the University of Geneva, the University of Bologna, IE University, Bocconi University, Melbourne University, Stanford University, Singapore University of Social Sciences, and National Law University Delhi. In 2022, she was a Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics in Finland.

A world-renowned expert in her fields, Irene regularly lectures and conducts training programs for international and regional organizations, national IP offices, and universities in every continent. She is an Expert for several United Nations agencies, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the International Trade Center. In the past several years, she has advised national governments and regional organizations on topics related to economic development, sustainability, and innovation policy. She has published 11 books and more than 100 articles, book chapters, and policy reports, which are highly regarded and cited by policymakers, judges, and practitioners and have helped shape legislative reforms at the international, regional, and national levels.

Her vision and ideas were instrumental in creating, in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization and the World Trade Organization, the “IP and Innovation Research of Asia Network” and the “IP Researchers Europe Conference,” two networks dedicated to facilitating interactions between academics and policymakers She also contributed to the creation of large research networks in Latin America and Africa. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the European Law Institute, and serves in leadership roles in several professional organizations, including the International Law Association, the European Policy for Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Trademark Association, and the Association of American Law Schools. She is a graduate of the University of Bologna, Queen Mary University, and the London School of Economics.

She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Italian, and has a working knowledge of German.


Associated activities

11 June 2021

Luxury Digital Law Day

22 October - 17 December 2020

Luxury Digital Law Series