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Petroula Vantsiouri

Murray Edwards

A Comparative Stand Towards the Intended and Unintended Consequences of Anticircumvention Regulation and Technological Protection Measures in the European Union and in the United States


Start Date: 2009/10.

End Date: 2013/09.

Education / CV

Petroula Vantsiouri is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie in intellectual property law and information law. Her doctoral thesis takes a comparative stand towards the intended and unintended consequences of anticircumvention regulation in the European Union and in the United States, as they are applied in different sectors, namely broadcasting, software and other copyright works.

She holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a Postgraduate Specialization Diploma and a law degree from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

She has worked as a practicing lawyer, a trainee for the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market and as a research assistant. She is a licensed member of the New York State Bar Association (US) as well as of the Thessaloniki Bar Association (Greece).

Fields of Research

Intellectual Property law

Information law

Competition law and Innovation

Representative Publications

"Of Trips and Traps: The Interpretative Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU Over Patent Law"  with A. Dimopoulos, TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2012-025, (July 16, 2012). Available at SSRN:

"A Legislation in Bits and Pieces: The Overlapping Anti-circumvention Provisions of the Information Society Directive, the Software Directive and the Conditional Access Directive and their Implementation in the UK", European Intellectual Property Review 34(9) (forthcoming).

"Liability for Keyword Advertising in the aftermath of the Google France Decision of the CJEU; Is AdWording that involves trademarks as keywords legal in Europe?" in Proceedings of the I UAM International Conference on EU Law (Madrid: La Ley - Wolters Kluwer, 2012), p. 552-564.

"Inconsistencies in the Regulation of Anti-Circumvention in the EU" in M. Bottis (ed.) Values and Freedoms in Modern Information Law and Ethics (Athens: Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2012 forthcoming)

"Setting new Limits for the Protection of Digital Media", in M. Bottis (ed.) An Information Law for the 21st Century (Athens: Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2011), p. 611-641.

"The International Framework" in Cox E, Dulong de Rosnay M, Fisher W, et al., Copyright for Librarians, (Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Conexions, 2009), p. 17-21, available at:

"Acquisition of immovable property by aliens under Greek law" (2007) Private and Public International Law Bulletin of the University of Istanbul (MHB) 623

"International enforcement of RCDs: the Procter and Gamble saga" (2007) Alicante News - European Trademarks and Designs newsletter (

"Enlargement of a design's view; is it relevant for its assessment?’"(2007) Alicante News - European Trademarks and Designs newsletter (


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