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 Spangenberg Fellow at the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland (US) and has been affiliated senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (Germany) (2008-2022). 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) of which he served on the Executive Committee since 2014; he is also a founding member of the European Copyright Society (Chair of the Board in 2014-2015), a founding member and member of the Board of the European Network of Intellectual Property Scholars (EIPIN), 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.