Global Fellows 

Severine Dusollier




Séverine Dusollier (Fall)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Severine Dusollier is Professor of Intellectual Property and Head of the Master in Innovation Law in the Law School of SciencesPo Paris. From 2006-2014, she was Professor at the University of Namur (Belgium), where she taught intellectual property, IT law, property, competition law and media law. From 2010 to 2014, she was the Director of the CRIDS (Research Centre in Information, Law and Society), gathering more than 40 researchers engaged in a wide area of technology-related issues, from sociology, philosophy, communication to law and economy. Recognised as an academic expert of copyright and IP, she has carried out research for the Belgian Government, WIPO, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the European Commission and Parliament. She is the holder of an ERC (European Research Council) research Grant (2014-2019) on commons and inclusivity in property.

She has been a visiting Fellow or Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (2001), at the European University Institute of Florence (2005-2006), at the University of Versailles (2007), and at the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts of the University of Columbia (2011). She also teaches at the CEIPI (University of Strasbourg) and is a member of the Belgian Council of Intellectual Property. With other European professors, she has founded the European Copyright Society to voice the opinion of academics on copyright in the European Union. She is a Member of the Executive Board of ATRIP (International Association of Teachers and researchers in IP). Her current research relates to copyright, IP limitations and exceptions, European copyright and IT regulations, the notion of the author, contractual protection of authors and creators, the public domain and the commons.

Research Project: Inclusivity in Property

NYU Law Global Research Fellow Martin Senftleben




Martin Senftleben (Fall)
Senior Global Research Fellow

Martin Senftleben is Professor of Intellectual Property and Director of the Kooijmans Institute for Law and Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird, The Hague. His activities focus on the reconciliation of private intellectual property rights with competing public interests of a social, cultural or economic nature. Current research topics concern flexible fair use copyright limitations, trademark law and the preservation of the public domain, the international debate on the seizure of counterfeit goods in transit, the EU copyright reform and the liability of online platforms for infringement.

Mr. Senftleben studied law at the University of Heidelberg. He worked as a researcher at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. In 2004, he was awarded a doctorate by the University of Amsterdam. From 2004 to 2007, he was a legal officer in the trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications law division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva. Mr. Senftleben is a member of the Copyright Advisory Committee of the Dutch State. He provided advice to WIPO in several trademark and copyright projects. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI) and the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property Law (ATRIP). As a guest lecturer, he provides courses at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), Strasbourg, the EBS University of Business and Law, Wiesbaden, the HANKEN School of Economics, Helsinki, the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) and the Universities of Vienna and Catania.

Research Project: Protecting Mickey Mouse and the Mona Lisa in Perpetuity? How to Prevent Trademark Rights From Impeding Cyclic Cultural Innovation

NYU Law Global Research Fellow Theodosia Stavroulaki




Theodosia Stavroulaki
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Theodosia Stavroulaki is a funded PhD researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute. Theodosia’s research lies in the intersection between health policy and economics, competition law and human development. Under the supervision of Professor Monti, Theodosia has explored the question of how and to what extent healthcare quality can be taken into account under EU competition law. In 2015 Theodosia spent several months at the London School of Economics as a visiting scholar, as a result of a research grant she secured from the European Commission and the European University Institute. During the same year, she also received a prestigious award from the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association in order to pursue competition policy research in the field of healthcare antitrust at Georgetown Law School, present her work at the Federal Trade Commission, and conduct interviews with numerous scholars and experts in her area of research. As a result of her research in the US, her peer review article entitled ‘Integrating healthcare quality concerns into the US hospital merger cases, A mission impossible?’ has been recently published in World Competition Law & Economics Review. In March 2016, Theodosia’s research article entitled ‘The notion of an undertaking in the healthcare sector according to the European Courts’ case law: to what extent is healthcare quality taken into account?’ also won a prize for the best paper in Law & Economics by the Greek Association of Law and Economics.

Theodosia holds three masters degrees: an LLM in Law and Economics (Utrecht University), an executive MSc in European Economic Studies (Athens University of Economics and Business) and an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws (European University Institute). Before commencing her PhD at the European University Institute, Theodosia worked as an antitrust associate in a leading law firm in Greece in EU competition Law. In addition, in March of 2009, she interned at the Private Enforcement Unit of DG Competition of European Commission.

As a Fulbright Scholar at NYU Theodosia aims to examine how competition law and regulation should be applied in the Higher Education sector so that the multiple public policy objectives this sector aims to achieve are considered as a whole. Her research will answer this research question by examining the marketization of the Higher Education sector in the UK and in the US. Research Project: ‘The role of antitrust law and regulation in ensuring the public policy objectives of Higher Education: Some thoughts on the UK and US Higher Education Markets’.

Research Project: The Role of Antitrust Law and Regulation in Ensuring the Public Policy Objectives of Higher Education: Some Thoughts on the UK and US Higher Education Markets