Dr. E. Izyumenko

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Assistant professor

Dr. Elena Izyumenko is an Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR). In her previous role, Elena worked as a case-processing lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights (Council of Europe) and as a researcher at the Strasbourg University Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI). Elena’s research focuses on the intersection of intellectual property (IP) laws and policies with human rights (freedom of expression and information in particular), digital rights and freedoms, EU copyright and trademark laws, information law, technology, and online IP enforcement. Elena holds an award-winning Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Strasbourg, where she received the Prize for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Private Law for the academic year 2020-2021, and the 2021 Marc OTTO Prize for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Law. She also holds an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law from Lund University in Sweden. Elena has an extensive publication record in leading intellectual property law journals, including the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, American University International Law Review, European Intellectual Property Review, the Journal of World Intellectual Property, and GRUR International. Her research has received several awards from the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) and has been cited by the Advocates General of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Additionally, Elena is a Certified Tutor for the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals.