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Simon Geiregat

Assistant Professor

Dr. S.S.G. Geiregat LLM
+31 71 527 8838

Simon Geiregat is an Assistant Professor at eLaw - Center for Law and Digital Technologies.

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Simon Geiregat is an Assistant Professor at eLaw - Center for Law and Digital Technologies. He obtained an LL.M of Intellectual Property and ICT Law at KU Leuven in 2017 and successfully defended his Doctor of Law (PhD) thesis at Ghent University in May 2019. His thesis was on the application of the exhaustion (or ‘first sale’) doctrine to contemporary models for digital distribution. In 2021-2022, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and a visiting professor at Ghent University, University of Antwerp and KU Leuven. In 2022, he joined eLaw as a part-time Assistant Professor.

Dr Geiregat mainly teaches and researches intellectual property (IP) law as well as consumer and market practices law with a digital component. He is editor of IP at Nieuw Juridisch Weekblad. He is a member of the Association belge pour le droit d’auteur and the European Law Institute and was actively involved in the ALI-ELI joint project on Principles for a Data Economy. He takes a great interest in IP in general, and notably in copyright, trade marks and neighbouring rights, as well as in IT and data law. Besides, he has published and presented on consumer (contract) law and market practices. The focus of his research is on the legal challenges posed by digital technology, particularly from a European intellectual property law and contract law perspective.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • eLaw@Leiden

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B1.16


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