Senior Lecturer in Law, City, University of London

Enrico Bonadio is Senior Lecturer in Law at City University London (City Law School), where he teaches various modules on intellectual property law.

He holds law degrees from the University of Florence (PhD) and the University of Pisa (LLB), and is Deputy Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Risk Regulation.

He regularly lectures, publishes and advises in the field of intellectual property law. He published a book on TRIPS Agreement and genetic resources (Jovene, 2008) and several articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals. He received the ECTA Award for the Best Paper in Trademark Law in 2013 (plain packaging of tobacco products under European intellectual property law). Enrico recently co-edited two books: (i) "Beyond Plain Packaging - The New Intellectual Property of Health" (with A. Alemanno) (Elgar, 2016); (ii) "Non-Conventional Copyright - Do New and Atypical Works Deserve Protection?" (with N. Lucchi) (Elgar 2018). He is currently editing another book: "The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti" (Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2019).

He has also done academic work on digital copyright and free speech, exhaustion of IP rights and parallel imports, patentability of human embryonic stem cells, patents and food safety, standard essential patents and geographical indications.

Enrico is Visiting Professor at Université Catholique de Lyon (France) and visiting lecturer at the LLM in Intellectual Property offered by WIPO in Turin (Italy) and Ankara (Turkey). He has been Visiting Scholar at Melbourne Law School (University of Melbourne, 2013), City University New York (CUNY School of Law, 2016) and University of Tel Aviv (2018 and 2019). His research and teaching interests have led him to deliver papers and talks in more than 60 universities and research centres around the world.

Enrico is a Solicitor qualified to practise in England and Wales as well as in Italy. He practised as Intellectual Property attorney for several years in top-tier international law firms and frequently appears in the media as an IP expert.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Law, City University London