Flavia Guerrieri

Flavia Guerrieri

Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow

Intellectual Property and Competition Law

+49 89 24246-5463

Academic Résumé

Since October 2018
Junior Research Fellow
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany

09/2017 - 09/2018
Research Fellow
Art, Science and Knowledge research centre (ASK), Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

06/2017 - 09/2018
Franzosi Dal Negro Setti Law Firm, Intellectual Property Department, Milan, Italy

02/2017 - 06/2017
Scarpellini-Naj Oleari Law Firm, Intellectual Property Department, Milan, Italy

04/2015 - 07/2015
Internship at Permanent Mission of Italy to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland

Themis Joint Certificate in International and Business Law
issued by Bocconi University, Milan, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2010 - 2016
Combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Law, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Thesis: “Geographical Indications and Trademarks and the link between the product and territory of origin: a comparative analysis and convergence attempts”


Contributions to Collected Editions, Commentaries, Handbooks and Encyclopaedias

Commento all'art. 4–Definizioni, in: Giovanni Maria Riccio, Guido Scorza, Ernesto Belisario (eds.), GDPR e Normativa Privacy: Commentario - Regolamento (UE) 2016/679 del 27 aprile 2016 - Decreto di adeguamento D.Lgs. n. 101/2018 - Codice privacy D.Lgs. n. 196/2003 (Commentari IPSOA), IPSOA, Milano 2018, 25 - 49 (together with Marilara Coppola).

    Journal Articles

    Sui Generis Geographical Indications for the Protection of Non-Agricultural Products in the EU: Can the Quality Schemes Fulfil the Task?, IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 51, 1 (2020), 31 - 69 (together with Andrea Zappalaglio, Suelen Carls). DOI

    • This paper analyses the suitability of the extension of the EU quality schemes – Protected Designations of Origin (PDOs) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) – to the protection of non-agricultural products. In particular, the work develops an original investigation on the nature of these goods and assesses whether it is compatible with the scope of protection of the EU sui generis GI system, which is determined by the different origin link that characterises the two abovementioned quality schemes. The research, by applying a mixed comparative/empirical methodology and building upon a previously unpublished dataset, develops an analysis divided into three parts, reaching the following conclusions. First, if sui generis GIs were chosen as the means to protect non-agricultural products, the French legislation on the sui generis protection of handcrafts should be considered as the best practice. Second, the empirical analysis shows that, since non-agricultural goods are characterised by a loose link to a specific place, predominantly based on the on the product’s history and on its distinctive traditional method of production, PGIs seem to be fit for the purpose. Indeed, the analysis of a sample of non-terroir agricultural products protected by PGIs will highlight this parallelism. Third, evidence shows that PDOs could be useful only in a small number of cases while the rationale of Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSGs), despite not being origin labels, can be useful to define products that cannot be linked to a specific area by physical or natural elements. Therefore, the EU legislator should take these elements into consideration if it decides to extend the EU GI regime to non-agricultural products.

    Emilio Isgrò vs. Roger Waters: luci e ombre sulla tutela autorale delle nuove forme espressive, Sistema Proprietà Intellettuale 2017.

    Il diritto di riproduzione delle opere d’arte e le nuove frontiere della digitalizzazione, Sistema Proprietà Intellettuale 2017.

    Sulla inclusione del marchio registrato e del marchio di fatto nel Patent Box, Sistema Proprietà Intellettuale 2017.

    Research Papers

    Current Best Practices among Cultural Heritage Institutions when Dealing with Copyright Orphan Works and Analysis of Crowdsourcing Options (Report, 3), 2018, 62 pp. (together with Victoria Stobo et al.).

    Requirements for Diligent Search in 20 European Countries (Report, 2), 2017, 226 pp. (together with Aura Bertoni, Maria Lillà Montagnani).

    Memberships in Editorial Boards

    2017 - 2018

    Author on Intellectual Property topics
    Sistema Proprietà Intellettuale

    2014 - 2015

    Member of the Executive Board
    Bocconi Legal Papers, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

    2013 - 2014

    Article Editor
    Bocconi Legal Papers, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy



    EnDOW Final Conference – Diligent search in the EU: Challenges and opportunities

    Official launch of the EnDOW platform for the diligent search and presentation of the related research Reports
    Location: European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Alicante, Spain

    05/11 - 05/21/15

    Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a New Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and Their International Registration

    Location: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland


    The Role of ECJ in European Integration

    Themis Moot Court and Seminar
    Location: Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany


    09/17 - 09/18

    Advanced Intellectual Property Law for the course of Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment (ACME)

    Location: Bocconi University, Milan, Italy