Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property and Technology Program
Dr. Calboli specializes in Intellectual Property, International Trade Law, and European Union Law. She is currently on Academic Leave from Marquette Law School and is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore.
Dr. Calboli is a dedicated teacher and an accomplished scholar. At Marquette she offered a variety of courses, including Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, International Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Theory, European Union Law, International Law, International Business Transactions, and the inaugural Intellectual Property Colloquium Series in 2011-12. She is also frequently invited as guest lecturer, and has taught modules for the WIPO LL.M. Program in Torino, the University of Queensland, the University of Nijmegen, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Essex, the Chinese University of Hong-Kong, and the European Institute of Macau. In 2011, she was the CIPLIT Visiting Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law.
Dr. Calboli has extensively published in the area of Intellectual Property Law both in English and in Italian. She has authored a book on the regulation of misleading advertising in Italy as well as several book chapters and articles, which have been published in leading volumes, peer reviewed journals, and student edited law reviews. Her current articles and books in progress focus on trademark law and policy, the risks of overlapping intellectual property rights, the intersection between intellectual property enforcement and international trade, and the protection of geographical indications of origin.
Until July 2012, Dr. Calboli served as the Director of the Marquette Intellectual Property & Technology Program, the Faculty Advisor of the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, and the Faculty Liaison to the Intellectual Property Section of the Wisconsin State Bar. She has also served as the Chair of the Academic Program Committee, the Chair of the Diversity Committee, a member of the Curriculum Committee, the Student Publication Committee, and the Speakers from Practice Committee. In addition to her service to Marquette University Law School, Dr. Calboli has been, and continues to be, a dedicated member of several professional organizations. She currently serves as a member of the Academic Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), and the Association Litteraire and Artistique Internationale USA(ALAI-USA). She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Law and Arts of the Association of American Law Schools.
Dr. Calboli came to the United States from Europe where she was educated and practiced Intellectual Property Law with the Societa' Italiana Brevetti (SIB) before joining academia full time. She holds an LL.B., summa cum laude, and a Doctorate of Research degree in Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law from the University of Bologna, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Diploma degree in Trademarks Law from the Queen Mary & Westfield College London. After graduating from Bologna University, she was an intern in the Cabinet of Chief Justice Mancini at the European Court of Justice and held visiting research positions at the King's College London, the University of California at Berkeley, the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property Law in Munich, and the University Complutense in Madrid. Prior to moving to the United States, she was a Research Fellow and a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna.