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Reader in Intellectual Property Law, City, University of London

Enrico Bonadio is Reader at City, University of London. He teaches, researches and advises in the field of intellectual property (IP) law.

His current research agenda focuses on the intersection between IP and technology and protection of non-conventional forms of creativity, amongst other areas. He has two monographs – ‘TRIPS and genetic resources’ (Jovene 2008) and ‘Copyright in the Street – An Oral History of Creative Processes in the Street Art and Graffiti Subcultures’ (Cambridge University Press 2023).

He is also the author, editor or co-editor of the following books:

- 'Cannabis and Intellectual Property' (with N. Corthésy and Yentyl Williams) (Elgar forthcoming 2025)

- ‘Intellectual Property Bites’ (with Andrea Borghini) (monograph) (Routledge forthcoming 2024)

- ‘Non-Fungible Tokens and Copyright’ (edited with C. Sganga) (Routledge, forthcoming 2024);

- ‘The Future of Geographical Indications: European and Global Perspectives' (edited with A. Zappalaglio) (Elgar forthcoming 2024);

- ‘A Research Agenda for Patent Law’ (edited with N. Shemtov) (Elgar, forthcoming 2024); ‘

- A Research Agenda for EU Copyright Law’ (edited with C. Sganga) (Elgar, forthcoming 2024);

- Information Technology Law (Textbook) (with Uta Kohl and Andrew Charlesworth) (Routledge, forthcoming 2024)

- ‘Music Borrowing, Creativity and Copyright’ (edited with C. Zhu) (Hart Publishing 2023);

- ‘The Cambridge Handbook of Investment-Driven Intellectual Property’ (edited with P. Goold) (Cambridge University Press 2023);

- ‘Intellectual Property Excesses – Exploring the Boundaries of IP Protection’ (edited with A. O’Connell) (Hart Publishing 2022);

- ‘The Subjects of Artistic and Literary Copyright’ (edited with C. Sappa) (Elgar 2022);

- ‘Protecting Art in the Street – A Photographic Guide to Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti’ (photographic book) (Dokument Press, 2020);

- ‘The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti’ (edited) (Cambridge University Press, 2019);

- ‘Non-Conventional Copyright – Do New and Atypical Works Deserve Protection?’ (edited with Nicola Lucchi) (Edward Elgar, 2018);

- ‘The New Intellectual Property of Health – Beyond Plain Packaging’ (edited with Alberto Alemanno) (Edward Elgar, 2016).

Enrico also authored more than one hundred articles, case notes and book chapters touching various aspects of IP law. He is the Deputy Editor in Chief and Intellectual Property Correspondent of the European Journal of Risk Regulation (EJRR) (Cambridge University Press), as well as Member of the Editorial Board of NUART Journal; CitAI (Artificial Intelligence Research Centre at City, University of London); Centre for Creativity enabled by AI; Law Society of England and Wales; ATRIP (International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property); BLACA (British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association).

Enrico has been delivering classes and talks in more than 130 universities and institutions spanning six continents. He is (or has been) Visiting lecturer at (amongst others) the WIPO LLMs in Intellectual Property at: (i) University of Turin / ILO, Italy (2008- to date); (ii) Ankara University, Turkey (2017 - to date); (iii) Tongji University, Shanghai, China (2019- to date); Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property law at Universite’ Catholique Lyon (France) (2011-to date); Distinguished Guest Professor at Keio University, Tokyo (Japan) (2019 – 2022); Visiting Professor at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (2022-2024); Visiting Professor at the University of Hannover (Germany) (September 2022); Visiting Scholar at Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan) (October-November 2019); Visiting Research Fellow at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv (Israel) (December 2018 and April 2019); Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property Law at University of Turku (Finland) (2013 -2017); September 2016 – December 2016: Visiting Scholar at CUNY Law School, New York (US); September 2013 – December 2013: Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne (Australia). Enrico has also delivered lectures at various WIPO IP law Summer Schools, organised in Prague, Odessa, Ankara, Teheran, Dubrovnik and Riyadh.

Enrico has also been cooperating with international organisations, including via WIPO and ARIPO-led teaching and training missions in Kathmandu (Nepal, July 2018), Harare (Zimbabwe, June 2019 and October 2023), Accra (Ghana, November 2019), Tanzania (2021), Saudi Arabia (2021), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2022); EU TAIEX training programme in Prague, Ankara, Belgrade and Kyev (2007-2014); European Parliament – commissioned report on standard essential patents (together with L. McDonagh).

He is a Solicitor qualified to practise in England and Wales as well as in Italy. Enrico practised as IP attorney for several years in top-tier international law firms. Enrico frequently appears in the media as an IP expert. His research has been covered by CNN, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Reuters, South China Morning Post, BBC, Times, The Guardian, Independent, Associated Press, El País and The Conversation, amongst other media outlets.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Law, City University London