Giuseppe Mazziotti

Professor of Law

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Giuseppe Mazziotti is an academic and a legal counsel specializing in intellectual property, EU law, media regulation and cultural policies. He taught intellectual property law at Trinity College Dublin from October 2014 to December 2022. At Trinity he was elected Fellow (2020) on the grounds of distinction in research and scholarship and received a Master of Art (2021) for his long-term contribution to College life. At an earlier stage in his career, he was an Assistant Professor in intellectual property law at the University of Copenhagen (2009-2012) and an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels (2012-2014). He practiced law with Nunziante Magrone in Rome as an Associate (2007-2009) and an Of Counsel (2012-2014).

Giuseppe gained an international reputation as a teacher working as a Visiting Professor at the Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier, the College of Europe in Bruges, the University of Paris Nanterre, the University of Versailles, Roma Tre University and the University of Sassari. As a scholar he was awarded a Fulbright Schuman Innovation Grant that allowed him to spend a year at New York University as an Emile Nöel Global Fellow (2018/2019).  Further experiences include research stays as a Fellow at the Centre for Media Pluralism and Freedom at the European University Institute in Florence (2017), the Instituto de Tecnologia & Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro (2015) and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School (2011/2012). He was a Visiting Scholar at Pompeu Fabra University (2017), ESADE Business School (2017), Columbia University (2010/20111) and the University of California at Berkeley (2004).  

Giuseppe’s research focuses mostly on the intersection of intellectual property law and new media. His publications and studies have critically examined fast-growing areas such as the EU digital copyright system as a whole and specific areas such as copyright exceptions and users’ rights, rights management solutions in the music and audiovisual industries, Digital Single Market policies and the issue of how to preserve creators’ rights in a technology-dominated economy. As a practitioner and consultant, he advised governments, public sector institutions, companies, and industry organizations in developing policy solutions and proposing new legislation.

Giuseppe earned a summa cum laude Bachelor’s in Law (2001) from the University of Perugia, a Master of Research (2003) and a PhD in Law (2007) from the European University Institute in Florence as well as a Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance (1997) and Chamber Music (2003) from the Music Academy of Perugia.