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Ioanna Lapatoura

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Biography

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 has also worked as a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Kingston University. 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 will take 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 two internships involving multi-jurisdictional IP law research and translating at the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre (June-July 2021).

Expertise Summary

Ioanna's specialism lies primarily within Intellectual Property law and Information Technology law. She has been actively researching on IP law and new technologies (blockchain, NFTs, 3D Printing, Digital Watermarking) and has a record of publications in internationally recognised law journals and IP law blogs, some of which have been cited worldwide.

She is currently undertaking her Ph.D. in the area of IP law, blockchain technology and the fashion business model. 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. Lastly, in 2018, she has produced original research for her LL.M. dissertation, exploring the implications of 3D-printing technology on IP law infringement in fashion.

Teaching Summary

Ioanna has worked as a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Kingston University in 2021-2022. She has also worked as a PGR Teaching Assistant at the University of Nottingham's School of Law in… read more

Research Summary

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

Recent Publications

Ioanna has worked as a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at Kingston University in 2021-2022. She has also worked as a PGR Teaching Assistant at the University of Nottingham's School of Law in 2020-2021, where she taught undergraduate tutorials for the Module of Employment Law. She has also been a marker for the Module 'Understanding Law' at the University of Nottingham in 2019.

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