Ioanna is a Ph.D. researcher at the School of Law of the University of Nottingham, exploring Intellectual Property law, blockchain technology and fashion. She is a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in Intellectual Property Law and EU Law at the University of Nottingham. She has also worked as a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Kingston University and as a guest Lecturer for the Fashion Law course at the Milano Fashion Institute. She holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law with Distinction from the University of Sussex (2018) and a First Class with Honours LL.B. Law Degree from Coventry University (2017). In 2016, she has been appointed as President of ELSA Coventry and she has held the voluntary Legal Researcher position at Aspiring Solicitors Coventry (2016). She has also participated at the Warwickshire Young Lawyers Mentoring Scheme (2015) and has been a Law Student Ambassador (2015-2018), both for Coventry University and for the University of Sussex.
Ioanna is the Assistant - Organiser for the European Copyright Society's (ECS) Annual Conference 2022, which took place in Nottingham, hosted by Prof. Estelle Derclaye. She also works part-time as an LLM Workshops Instructor for the University of Nottingham. Ioanna has also taken up three internships involving multi-jurisdictional IP law research and translating at the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre (June-July 2021 & July-August 2022).
Ioanna's specialism lies primarily within Intellectual Property law (copyright, trade marks and design rights), as well as Information Technology law, new technologies and the creative industries. She also undertakes research on NFTs and copyright law, with a special focus in fashion, art and the GLAM sector, with a record of publications in internationally recognised law journals and IP law blogs (The IPKat, Kluwer Copyright Blog).
She is currently undertaking her Ph.D. in the area of IP law, blockchain technology and the fashion industry. She has adopted a comparative research methodology, particularly focusing on the legal frameworks of three jurisdictions, namely the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States. In 2018, she produced original research for her LL.M. dissertation, exploring the implications of 3D-printing technology on IP law infringement in fashion.
Ioanna is a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in Intellectual Property Law and EU Law at the University of Nottingham (2022-2023). She has previously worked as a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law… read more
Current Status Ph.D. in Law (full-time)
Research Title Blockchain Technology in the Fashion Business Model: An Effective Tool Against Intellectual Property Law Infringement?
Research Supervisors Co-supervising:
Professor Estelle Derclaye
Professor Paul Torremans