Irene Calboli is Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law and Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Visiting Professor, and Deputy Director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia at Singapore Management University School of Law. She is also Transatlantic Technology Law Fellow at Stanford University. She started her academic career at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna, where she graduated with first-class honours. She is also a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Queen Mary College London. In 2011, she was the CIPLIT Visiting Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law. From 2012 until 2015 she was a full-time Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore. She has delivered lectures, and being a short-term visiting professor in institutions across the world, including for the WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers and Researchers of IP; the WIPO LL.M. Programs in Torino and Shangai; the CEIPI at the University of Strasburg; the University Carlos III of Madrid; the University of Nijmegen; the University of Amsterdam, the Hanken School of Economics; Bocconi University; the Chinese University of Hong-Kong; the European Institute of Macau; and the University of Queensland.
Dr. Calboli has extensively published in the area of Intellectual Property Law both in English and in Italian. Her articles and chapters have appeared in leading volumes, student edited law reviews, and peer reviewed journals. She has authored a doctoral dissertation on the regulation of misleading advertising in Italian and is the editor of several books, including: Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests, and Intersections (Cambridge University Press, 2015, with S. Ragavan), The Law and Practice of Trademark Transactions (Edward Elgar, 2016, with J. de Werra); Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Exhaustion and Parallel Imports (Edward Elgar, 2016, with E. Lee), and Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development and Culture in Asia-Pacific (Cambridge University Press, 2017, with Ng-Loy W.L.). She is currently writing a monograph on intellectual property exhaustion (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018, with S. Ghosh).
Dr. Calboli is an associate member of the Singapore Academy of Law, and the Chair Elect of Art Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She is also a member of the Council of the International Law Association (Singapore Branch), the Board of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association. She is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section and the Art Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and a past Co-Chair of the Professors’ Team of the Academic Committee of the International Trademark Association. She is also an active member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) and the Association Litteraire and Artistique Internationale (ALAI-USA).