Taina Pihlajarinne

Person

    Research areas

  • 513 Law - Intellectual Property, Digitalisation, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Industrial Rights, Marketing Law

Curriculum Vitae

LL.D Taina Pihlajarinne is professor of copyright law (Docent of Commercial Law). She is in charge of teaching all fields of IPR-law at the Faculty of Law. Her research interest are focused on the impacts of digitalization and development of technology on intellectual property rights, in particular on copyright and trademark law. In addition, she has contributed on the fields of general commercial and private law. She has published numerous books and articles on these themes.

Her current research interests include general aspects relating to digitalisation and IPRs. Themes of her published or upcoming research articles include question of developing more flexible structures and tools in copyright discourse, Anglo-American influences on European and Nordic intellectual property systems due to digitalisation as well as more specific themes such as 3D printing, IoT, linking and intermediary liability.

Pihlajarinne is a leader of several research projects (funded by, ia, Academy of Finland and Helsinki University three-year grants) on IPR- and competition law. The funding altogether exceeds 1 million euros during last five years.

Pihlajarinne is, inter alia, chair of the Board of IPR-University Center, chair of the Teaching Skills Evaluation Committee at the Faculty of Law and vice-chair of the Finnish Copyright Council. 

Highlighted publications

  1. Accepted/In press

    Should we Bury the Concept of Reproduction – Towards Principle-Based Assessment in Copyright Law?

    Pihlajarinne, T. E. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : IIC : international review of intellectual property and competition law.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Non-Traditional Trademark Infringement in the 3D Printing Context

    Pihlajarinne, T. E. 2017 3D printing, Intellectual Property and Innovation – Insights from Law and Technology. Ballardini, R-M., Norrgård, M. & Partanen, J. (eds.). Kluwer Law International

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  3. Accepted/In press

    Proposed right of press publishers: a workable solution?

    Pihlajarinne, T. E. & Vesala, J. T. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  4. Setting the Limits for the Implied License in Copyright and Linking Discourse: the European Perspective

    Pihlajarinne, T. 2012 In : IIC : international review of intellectual property and competition law. 43, 6, p. 700-710 11 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. Suomalainen Lakimiesyhdistys (External organisation)

    Pihlajarinne, T. (Board member)
    2017 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  2. Suomen Tekijänoikeudellinen yhdistys r.y. (External organisation)

    Pihlajarinne, T. (Board member)
    2017 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

  3. Unilead (5 credits), official leadership program for academic staff at the University of Helsinki

    Pihlajarinne, T. (Attendee)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Education

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