Sofia Filgueiras

Sofia P. Filgueiras
LL.M. (Munich)

Legal Manager IIC
Senior Research Fellow

Intellectual Property and Competition Law

+49 89 24246-208
+49 89 24246-501
sofia.filgueiras(at)ip.mpg.de

Areas of Interest:

Trademark, competition and copyright law; data protection law; media and IT law

Academic Résumé

Born in Porto, Portugal, Sofia grew up in London, Ontario, Canada. She studied Law at the Universities of Porto and Heidelberg and obtained an LL.M. Eur. at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Her master thesis focuses on "Legal Aspects of Marketing in Virtual Worlds". Since 2013, Sofia is the Legal Manager of the MPI journal IIC (International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law) and researcher at the Institute. Her current research focuses on copyright and data protection issues concerning the latest digital developments.

Scholarships

December 2008 - June 2011: Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law scholarship supporting doctoral studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

2006 - 2007: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for master studies (LL.M. Eur.) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

2004 - 2005: Erasmus scholarship

September 2003: DAAD scholarship for a university summer course in Passau, Germany

September 2002: Goethe Institute scholarship for an intensive course in Freiburg, Germany

Publications

Contributions to Collected Editions, Commentaries, Handbooks and Encyclopaedias

Problemas Reais da Propriedade Intelectual nos Mundos Virtuais, in: Fernanda Ribeiro, Luísa Neto, Ricardo Perlingeiro (eds.), A Informação Jurídica na Era Digital, Porto 2012, 159.

  • Event: Colóquio Luso Brasileiro "A Informação Jurídica na era digital", 2011-02-24

Meins, deins, unseres?: Die Urheberrechtsinhaberschaft an in virtuellen Welten geschaffenen Werken, in: Erich Schweighofer, Anton Geist, Ines Staufer (eds.), Globale Sicherheit und proaktiver Staat – Die Rolle der Rechtsinformatik, Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, Wien 2010, 389 - 393.

  • Event: 13. Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion IRIS, Salzburg, 2010-02-25

Urheberrechte an virtuellen Kreationen und Avataren, in: Jürgen Taeger, Andreas Wiebe (eds.), Inside the Cloud - Neue Herausforderungen für das Informationsrecht, OlWIR, Edewecht 2009, 317 - 329.

    Journal Articles

    Decision of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice, 23 March 2011, Übersetzung, IIC 43, 2 (2012), 240.

      Speicherung und Übermittlung von TK-Daten: Aktueller Spionagefall beim portugiesischen Geheimdienst, ZD-aktuell 1, 4 (2011), 86 - 89.

        Decision of the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice, 1 July 2008 (08A1920), Übersetzung, IIC 42, 5 (2011), 608 - 610.

          Decision of the Portuguese Supreme Court of Justice, 10 July 2008 (07B2944), Übersetzung, IIC 42, 4 (2011), 497 - 501.

            Workshop: Rechtsfragen virtueller Welten, Newsdienst MMR-Aktuell 4 (2010).

            Direitos de Autor Relativos a Criações Virtuais e Avatares, Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto 6 (2009), 511.

              Aspectos Legais do Marketing em Mundos Virtuais, Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto 5 (2008), 461.

                Case notes

                Case Note on “Loudspeakers in Bars” and “Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores” - Decisions of the Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal de Justiça) – 13 November 2013 – Case No. 15/2013 and of the European Court of Justice (Third Chamber) – 14 July 2015 – Case No. C-151/15, IIC 47, 1 (2016), 125 - 131. DOI

                • This case note takes a look at the dilemma with which the Second Instance Court of Coimbra, Portugal, is confronted as the CJEU preliminary ruling it requested on the concept of “communication to the public” in the case Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores offers, for similar facts, a fully different interpretation than an authoritative decision of the Supreme Court of Portugal. Delving, in particular, into the argumentation of the Supreme Court, this comment seeks to present a conciliatory solution for the still pending proceedings at the Court of Coimbra.

                Conference Reports

                Nutzergenerierte Inhalte als Gegenstand des Privatrechts - Bericht über eine Assistententagung des Max-Planck-Instituts für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht am 30. Oktober 2009 in München, GRUR Int 59, 4 (2010), 317 - 318.

                • Event: Assistententagung des Max-Planck-Instituts für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht, München, 2009-10-30

                Presentations

                24.02.11 - 25.02.11

                Teilnahme am Colóquio Luso-Brasileiro „A Informação Jurídica na Era Digital”

                Location: Juristische Fakultät der Universität Porto


                25.02.10 - 27.02.10

                Teilnahme am 13. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposion IRIS 2010 „Globale Sicherheit und proaktiver Staat – Die Rolle der Rechtsinformatik“

                Location: Universität Salzburg


                09.09.09 - 13.09.09

                Teilnahme an der Herbstakademie 2009 „Inside the Cloud – Neue Herausforderungen im Informationsrecht“

                Location: Deutschen Stiftung für Recht und Informatik, Oldenburg