Professor Irene Calboli
Irene Calboli is Academic Fellow at the School of Law, University of Geneva since January 2019. She is also Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law, Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Transatlantic Technology Law Fellow at Stanford University, and Distinguished Fellow at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh (Cambodia). Irene has held visiting and full-time academic positions in several universities, including National University of Singapore, International Islamic University Malaysia, Bocconi University, Hanken School of Economics, Hebrew University, King’s College London, the University of Strasburg, University of Bologna, Tongji University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Most recently, she was Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Visiting Professor, and Deputy Director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia, Singapore Management University, School of Law, a research centre for which she was Head of Center from 2015 until 2017.
Irene is a dedicated teacher and a prolific scholar. She has extensively published in the area of Intellectual Property Law both in English and in Italian. Her articles and chapters have appeared in leading volumes, peer reviewed journals, and student edited law reviews, Her recent books include: the Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports (Edward Elgar, 2016, with E. Lee), Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development, and Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2017, with Ng-Loy W.L.); Exausting Intellectual Property Right: A Comparative Law and Policy Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2018, with Shubha Ghosh); and The Protection of Non Traditional Trdemarks: Critical Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2018, with M. Senftleben).
Irene is a member of the Editorial Board of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property and the WIPO-WTO Colloquium Papers. She is also a past member of the Editorial Board of the Trademark Reporter. She additionally serves in a variety of leadership roles in professional organization, and is currently the Chair of the Art Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and a member of: the Council of the International Law Association (Singapore Branch); the Board of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Law Association; and the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an associate member of the Singapore Academy of Law. Irene regularly acts as Expert for national governments and international organizations, and has recently conducted missions for the World Intellectual Property Organization, the EU Intellectual Property Office, the Intellectual Property Office of Ethiopia, and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. For the period 2017-2020, she has been awarded the status of Fulbright Specialist by the Fulbright Specialist Program and was recently selected to conduct a mission in Cambodia.
Irene holds an LL.B., summa cum laude, and a Doctorate of Research degree in Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law from the University of Bologna, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Diploma degree in Trademarks Law from Queen Mary College London. After graduating from Bologna University, she was an intern in the Cabinet of Chief Justice Mancini at the Court of Justice of the European Union.