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Senior Researcher, Laws


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Areas of expertise

Intellectual property law
IT law
Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trade secret Law


LL.D. Ulla-Maija Mylly is currently Senior Research Fellow at University of Turku, faculty of law and Senior Project researcher at Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki). She was a TIAS postdoctoral researcher at the University of Turku 2017-2019. She did her first LL.M. at University of Turku and the second at Kyushu University, Japan (International Trade and Business Law). Ulla-Maija has earlier worked among others as a Senior Lecturer in Civil Law at the Faculty of Law and in various research positions at the Turku School of Economics and as a practicing lawyer. She is trained on the bench. August 2017 – July 2018 she was a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford Intellectual Property Research Center. 


Ulla-Maija is responsible teacher for the courses “Intellectual Property Shaping Society”; “Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing Models for New Technologies” and “Comparative Trade Secret Law”.


Ulla-Maija’s LL.D.- thesis discussed IP protection of computer program interfaces and interoperability. Her current research focus is on international IP agreements and (non)- flexibility they produce in the regulation of digital copyright, in particular. Another area of her current research relates to trade secrets. The research analyses connecting (and non-connecting) concepts within trade secret and other IP and how these are applied.

TIAS Project: "General Concepts and Principles of Copyright for the Digital Era"


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