Christophe Geiger

Curriculum

Christophe Geiger is Professor of Law at Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome. Previously, he taught at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) of the University of Strasbourg (France), which he leaded as Director General and Director of the Research Department for 11 years. In addition, he is an affiliated senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (Germany), as well as Spangenberg Fellow at the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland (US). He specializes in national, European, international and comparative intellectual property (IP) law, acts as external expert for the European Parliament and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), has drafted reports on IP for the European and international institutions. He has taught in several universities as visiting professor or guest lecturer such as Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, University of Cambridge, Copenhagen, Ludwig-Maximilian of Munich, Alicante, Belgrade (Serbia), Case Western Reserve School of Law, Cleveland (US), Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki), University of Washington School of Law, Seattle (US), Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome, University of Torino (Italy), Toledo College of Law (US), Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law, Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje (Macedonia), Huazhong University of Science & Technology in Wuhan (China), Montpellier, Versailles St-Quentin and in the IP summer program of the Santa Clara University School of Law (US).

In 2019, he has been elected President of the ATRIP, the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (2022-2024); he is also a founding member of the European Copyright Society, a member of the Board of the European Policy for IP (EPIP) and a member of the Advisory Board of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP). He participates as advisor to the editorial board of several journals on IP law and has published numerous articles as well as authored and edited many volumes in this field, such as “Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research” (2012), “Constructing European Intellectual Property: Achievements and New Perspectives” (2013), “Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property” (2015) and “Intellectual Property and the Judiciary” (with Craig Nard and Xavier Seuba, 2018), “Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Investment Law” (2020), with Edward Elgar Publishing, and “What Patent Law for the European Union?” (2013), “The Contribution of Case Law to the Construction of Intellectual Property in Europe” (2013, in French); “Intellectual Property Law in a Globalized World” (with Caroline Rodà, 2014), “The Intellectual Property System in a Time of Change: European and International Perspectives” (2016); “Trade-Related International Intellectual Property Law: The TRIPS Agreement, Assessment and Perspectives” (2017, in French), “Computer-Implemented Inventions: Issues, Practices and Perspectives” (with Matthieu Dhenne, 2019, French/English), with LexisNexis; and “Penser le droit de la pensée, Mélanges in honor of Michel Vivant” (with J.-M. Bruguière, 2020), with Dalloz.

For a complete list of publications and presentations of Prof. Geiger

  • Geiger, Christophe; Jütte, B. J. (2021). Towards a Virtuous Legal Framework for Content Moderation by Digital Platforms in the EU? The Commission’s Guidance on Article 17 CDSM Directive in the light of the YouTube/Cyando judgement and the AG’s Opinion in C-401/19. EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW, p. 625-635. ISSN 0142-0461.
  • Hilty, R. M.; Köklü, K.; Moscon, V.; Correa, C.; Dusollier, Severine Valerie C.; Geiger, Christophe; Griffiths, J.; Grosse Ruse-Khan, H.; Kur, A.; Lin, X.; Markiewics, R.; Nérisson, S.; Peukert, A.; Senftleben, M.; Xalabarder, R. (2021). International Instrument on Permitted Uses in Copyright Law. IIC. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT LAW, p. 62-67. ISSN 0018-9855. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40319-020-00999-8.
  • Geiger, Christophe; Jütte, B. J. (2021). Platform liability under Art. 17 of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive, Automated Filtering and Fundamental Rights: An Impossible Match. GRUR INTERNATIONAL, p. 517-543. ISSN 2632-8550. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/grurint/ikab037.
  • Flynn, S.; Geiger, Christophe; Quintais, J.; Margoni, T.; Sag, M.; Guibault, L.; Carroll, M. (2020). Implementing User Rights for Research in the Field of Artificial Intelligence: A Call for International Action. EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW, p. 393-398. ISSN 0142-0461.
  • Geiger, Christophe; Izyumenko, E. (2020). Shaping Intellectual Property Rights through Human Rights Adjudication: The Example of the European Court of Human Rights. MITCHELL HAMLINE LAW REVIEW, p. 526-612. ISSN 2472-4815.
  • Dusollier, Severine Valerie C.; Benabou, V. -L.; Bently, L.; Derclaye, E.; Dreier, T.; Geiger, Christophe; Griffiths, J.; Hilty, R.; Bernt Hugenholtz, P.; Janssens, M. -C.; Kretschmer, M.; Metzger, A.; Peukert, A.; Riis, T.; Rognstad, O. -A.; Senftleben, M.; Strowel, A.; Synodinou, T.; Xalabarder, R. (2020). Comment of the European copyright society. Addressing selected aspects of the implementation of articles 18 to 22 of the directive (EU) 2019/790 on copyright in the digital single market. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE LAW, p. 132-148. ISSN 2190-3387.
  • Geiger, Christophe; Jean Michel, Bruguière edited by (2020). Penser le droit de la pensée, Mélanges en l’honneur de Michel Vivant. Dalloz, p. 1-942. ISBN: 978-2247189021
  • Geiger, Christophe edited by (2020). Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Investment Law. Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 1-541. ISBN: 978 1 78897 781 4
  • Metzger, A.; Senftleben, M.; Derclaye, E.; Dreier, T.; Geiger, Christophe; Griffiths, J.; Hilty, R.; Bernt Hugenholtz, P.; Riis, T.; Rognstad, O. -A.; Strowel, A.; Synodinou, T.; Xalabarder, R. (2020). Comment of the European copyright society. Selected aspects of implementing article 17 of the directive on copyright in the digital single market into national law. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE LAW, p. 115-131. ISSN 2190-3387.
  • Geiger, Christophe; Izyumenko, E. (2020). The Constitutionalization of Intellectual Property Law in the EU and the Funke Medien, Pelham and Spiegel Online Decisions of the CJEU: Progress, but Still Some Way to Go!. IIC. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT LAW, p. 282-306. ISSN 0018-9855. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40319-019-00901-1.
  • Geiger, Christophe; Izyumenko, E. (2019). Freedom of expression as an external limitation to copyright law in the EU: The Advocate General of the CJEU shows the way. EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW, p. 131-137. ISSN 0142-0461.
  • Bently, L.; Dusollier, Severine Valerie C.; Geiger, Christophe; Griffiths, J.; Metzger, A.; Peukert, A.; Senftleben, M. (2019). Sound Sampling, a Permitted Use Under EU Copyright Law? Opinion of the European Copyright Society in Relation to the Pending Reference before the CJEU in Case C-476/17, Pelham GmbH v. Hütter. IIC. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT LAW, p. 467-490. ISSN 0018-9855. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40319-019-00798-w.
  • Geiger, Christophe; Izyumenko, E. (2019). Towards a European ‘Fair Use’ Grounded in Freedom of Expression. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW, p. 1-72. ISSN 1520-460X.
  • Geiger, Christophe; O. -A., Rognstad; M. -C., Janssens; A., Strowel; ., Xalabarder (2019). The Delicate Scope of Economic Rights in EU Copyright Law: Opinion of the European Copyright Society in light of Case C-161/17, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen v Renckhoff (Córdoba Case). EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW, p. 335-338. ISSN 0142-0461.
  • Geiger, Christophe; Dhenne, M. edited by (2019). Les inventions mises en œuvre par ordinateur : enjeux, pratiques et perspectives. Computer-Implemented Inventions : Challenges, Current Practices and Perspectives. LexisNexis, p. 1-314. ISBN: 978-2-7110-2986-0
  • Geiger, Christophe; Frosio, Giancarlo; Bulayenko, Oleksandr (2018). Text and Data Mining in the Proposed Copyright Reform: Making the EU Ready for an Age of Big Data?. IIC. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT LAW, p. 814-844. ISSN 0018-9855. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40319-018-0722-2.
  • Geiger, Christophe edited by (2018). Intellectual Property and Digital Trade in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. ICTSD (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development), p. 1-156. ISBN:
  • Geiger, Christophe; Seuba, X.; Nard, C. edited by (2018). Intellectual Property and the Judiciary. Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 1-516. ISBN: 978 1 78811 307 6https://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781788113083.
  • Geiger, Christophe; Frosio, G.; Bulayenko, O. (2018). Facilitating Access to Out-of-Commerce Works in the Digital Single Market. How to Make Pico della Mirandola’s Dream a Reality in the European Union. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE LAW, p. 240-250. ISSN 2190-3387.
  • Geiger, Christophe (2018). The TTIP and its investment protection: Will the EU still be able to regulate intellectual property?. IIC. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT LAW, p. 631-635. ISSN 0018-9855. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40319-018-0707-1.
  • Geiger, Christophe; Griffiths, J.; Senftleben, M.; Bently, L.; Xalabarder, R. (2015). Limitations and Exceptions as Key Elements of the Legal Framework for Copyright in the European Union – Opinion of the European Copyright Society on the Judgment of the CJEU in Case C-201/13 Deckmyn. IIC. INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT LAW, p. 93-101. ISSN 0018-9855. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40319-015-0297-0.