The NewIPL Executive Committee is a group of dynamic and enthusiastic young professionals who are passionate about all things IP.
From promoting NewIPL globally to editing the IPowL Blog, to organizing conference and seminars, the Executive Committee works to bring together IP enthusiasts and professionals together from all corners of the world.
Hayleigh Bosher is a final year PhD candidate at the Centre for Intellectual Property, Policy and Management (CIPPM), Bournemouth University, under the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award. Her research interests include digital copyright law and the internet, legal language and interpretation, and copyright education. Her thesis focuses on digital copyright infringement by way of copying and communication to the public online, looking particularly at the language and interpretation of the law in relation to online activity. Whilst at CIPPM Hayleigh has been involved in a number of research projects including Copyrightuser.org; a collaborative project between CREAte and CIPPM, funded by RCUK/AHRC since 2013. Working on this project involved, among other things, co-authoring an A Level Copyright Educational Resource.
As part of NewIPL Executive Committee, Hayleigh has organised the upcoming event – Performers’ Rights: An Evening of Discussion and Performance.
For further information or to contact, please see Hayleigh’s LinkedIn Profile.
Mekhala is Canadian lawyer focused on building experience in all areas of intellectual property law. A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada, she is immersed in learning about intellectual property in a transnational context, particularly as it pertains to innovation and emerging economies.
As part of the NewIPL Executive Committee, Mekhala manages the website and serves on the Editorial Team.
In addition, Mekhala writes on IPEye, a blog focusing on intellectual property issues in the emerging world that she co-founded in law school.
For information, or to get in touch, check out Mekhala’s LinkedIn profile.
Izarne is a lawyer with an educational background in the Spanish legal system, European Union law and International law (in graduate and postgraduate level), in the framework of the Erasmus + Jean Monnet Chair (European Commission’s initiative). Nowadays, she is pursuing an interdisciplinary Ph.D. at Erasmus Mundus Joint International Doctoral Degree in Law, Science and Technology (LAST-JD), funded by the European Commission (EACEA), around different European and North American universities.
For the purpose of her thesis focused on encouraging innovation in the ICT sector, she is conducting an empirical case law (and antitrust investigations) research to understand what fairness, reasonability and discrimination mean upon determining whether a Standard Essential Patent (SEP) license is Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND), in an environment where technology is the key to dominate that market.
As a member of the NewIPL Executive Committee, she is responsible for the general management of the network, she contributes to website management and networking and she occasionally writes on the NewIPL’s IPowL Blog.
For further information or to contact her, do not hesitate to check out Izarne’s LinkedIn Profile.
Mathilde is an AHRC-funded PhD researcher based at the School of Law of the University of Exeter. She teaches in a variety of module including Intellectual Property Law, French of Contract and French Administrative Law. She is currently a member of the intersdiciplinary InVisible Difference Project. Her research interest in Intellectual Property Laws focuses mainly on Copyright and Performers’ Rights in their interaction with contemporary forms of art including performing practices.
She is a co-founder of the Network. As part of the NewIPL Executive Committee, she is responsible for the general management of the Network and contributes to the organisation of its events. She also occasionally writes on the NewIPL’s IPowL Blog.
For further information or to contact her, do not hesitate to check Mathilde’s LinkedIn Profile.
Viola is an expert of plant variety protection laws. She explored this topic during her PhD studies at the Graduate School “The economics of the internationalization of law” (Hamburg University) and her postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition in Munich. Focused on international law and economics of innovation, she is eager to explore the function of law in society in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. She is currently advancing her research on plant variety protection and on patent protection of new biotech inventions with socially controversial impact.
As part of the NewIPL Executive Committee, Viola contributes to event organization, website management, editorial work, networking, and writes on the NewIPL’s IPowL Blog.
Viola is also the editor of the blog PlantVarietyProtection.
For more information, check Viola’s LinkedIn Profile.
Pratyush Nath Upreti
Pratyush is a lawyer and IP enthusiast from Nepal. He holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law (BSc.LLB) degree from India and Advanced Master (LL.M.) Intellectual Property Law & Knowledge Management (IPKM) Degree from Maastricht University, Netherlands as UM High Potential Scholar. His current interest includes Intellectual Property Law, International Investment Law, WTO-related issues, among other areas.
He also teaches Intellectual Property Law at Chakrabarti Habi Education Academy, College of Law, Kathmandu. He has also contributed his thoughts as amici in amicus curiae submission in leading UNCITRAL, ICSID case. In addition, he was also part of team project with other fellows of European Intellectual Property Institute Network (EIPIN). He has published on several academic blogs and in peer-reviewed journals.
As part of the NewIPL Executive committee, he is responsible for the networking and serves on the Editorial Team. He also contributes to the NewIPL’s IPowl Blog.
For further information or to contact him, do not hesitate to check Pratyush Linkedin profile.
Hasan is a judge (on leave) from Turkey. Nowadays, he is doing a PhD at the University of Exeter, UK. His research interests revolve around international intellectual property law, international human rights law and the human capabilities approach, particularly around the interfaces among these three in a participatory culture.
Hasan is a co-founder of the Network. As part of the NewIPL Executive Committee, he is responsible for the general management of the Network and contributes to the organisation of its events. He occasionally writes on the NewIPL’s IPowL Blog.
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Laura Zoboli is a lawyer and a Ph.D. candidate at Bocconi University, where she is Teaching Assistant in the field of Intellectual Property. Her thesis deals with the balance between Intellectual Property and Competition Law in relation to the geo-blocking practice. As a researcher of the ASK Center, she is currently part of the Heritage Plus Project EnDOW (“Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance”). Laura is a faculty member of the affiliated course at Bocconi University of “CopyrightX”, a twelve-week networked course offered annually under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
As part of the NewIPL Executive Committee, Laura contributes to event organization and networking.
For information, or to get in touch, check out Laura’s LinkedIn Profile.