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Johan Axhamn

Title: LL.D. in Intellectual Property Law, L.L.M. and MSc in business and economics
Telephone: +46 8 16 23 03
E-mail: johan.axhamn@juridicum.su.se

Doctoral Dissertation

Johan’s PhD project deals with the EU database directive, especially the sui generis database right and its interfaces with competition law and fundamental rights.

Between November 2010 and May 2011 Johan conducted research at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam on the Nordic ECL model in relation to the Europeana project, which has resulted in a EuropeanaConnect ECL report on practical solutions for cross-border access. Prior to this he was a visiting intellectual property scholar at Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School , New York, during September and October 2010.

Johan is a former special adviser to the Ministry of Justice in Sweden, with special focus on copyright and enforcement issues. During the Swedish Presidency of the EU in the fall of 2009, Johan had special responsibilities in relation to the ACTA negotiations. During 2006-07 he was secretary of a Swedish Government ministry inquiry on Copyright and the Internet, authoring a report covering most contemporary policy issues in copyright. Johan is currently Sweden’s expert and delegate to the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.

Johan teaches in all fields of intellectual property law, with special focus on copyright, European law and international and free trade agreements. He is in charge of the Master’s course Copyright in the Information Society, part of the program in European Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University. He has published a book on the sui generis database right and is author of several articles on copyright and the sui generis database right in renowned law journals.

Johan is member of several professional organizations, such as the Swedish Copyright Society (the Swedish division of ALAI), the Swedish division of AIPPI, ATRIP, the Swedish Society for Computers and Law and the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies. Johan is often invited as a speaker at conferences on contemporary copyright issues. .