Ana Quintela Ribeiro Neves Ramalho (A.B.)
Ana Ramalho is a Portuguese national with policy and legal expertise in the field of intellectual property (IP) and European law. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law, and the Director of the Indie Art Legal Clinic, a pro bono legal advice service for artists and cultural entrepreneurs which is based in the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University.
Ana holds a PhD in Copyright and European Law from the University of Amsterdam (2014), a Research Master in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Lisbon (2008), an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Competition Law from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (2007) and a 5-year advanced LL.B. from the University of Lisbon (1999). Throughout her career, she has taken on commissioned research and consultancy on a range of international and European IP topics for several private and public institutions, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Patent Office, and several EU institutions. She is the recipient of numerous competitive intellectual property grants and fellowships, such as the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet activity, the fellowship Researcher Invitation Programme from the Institute of Intellectual Property of Japan, or World Universities Network Research Mobility Award.
Ana is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of World Intellectual Property. She has also published extensively on IP law and policy. Her publications have been distinguished and referenced in court cases by Courts of Appeal in Portugal, and translated into other languages due to their topicality. Her current research interests include IP-related issues in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI), and IP regulatory aspects of new technologies and virtual realities.
Ana has been a guest lecturer and/or speaker at numerous foreign Universities, such as the University of Melbourne (Australia), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), the University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia), Nagoya University (Japan), the China University of Political Science and Law (China), the Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty (FYROM), Oxford University (UK), the University of Warwick (UK), the University of Lisbon (Portugal), the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), the University of Turin (Italy), etc
Intellectual property law
Professional career history
Previously, Ana was a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Wales, where she was the Course Director of the LL.M. in Intellectual Property and the organiser of the Law Research Group. Ana joined the University of South Wales after her PhD in the University of Amsterdam, where her research focused on the EU competence in copyright lawmaking.
Prior to her appointment in Amsterdam, Ana worked as a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, and at the University of Alicante.