Taina Pihlajarinne
  • PL 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)




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Curriculum vitae

LL.D Taina Pihlajarinne is a professor of copyright law (Docent of Commercial Law), researching and teaching intellectual property rights. 

Her research interests are focused on the relationship between sustainability and IPRs / private law as well as he impacts of digitalization and technologictal advances on IPRs. 

Pihlajarinne has served as a vice dean for research during the years 2018-2021 at the Faculty of Law. She has been a leader of several research projects, and the received competitive funding with Pihlajarinne as PI altogether exceeds 1,8 million euros since 2012. Her ongoing research projects include a project "Shaping, fixing and making markets via IPR: regulating sustainable innovation ecosystems" (Funded by the Academy of Finland) and a project "Legal aspects of utilisation of AI in news production" (Funded by Helsingin Sanomat foundation). 

Pihlajarinne is, inter alia, a member of the research group "Companies, Markets and Sustainability" at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law and a member of the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS). 

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Sustainablity
  • Regulation of Technology
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Patent Law
  • Private Law

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.