Andrea has completed a DPhil in Intellectual Property at the University of Oxford. He graduated at the University of Milan (1st class cum laude) and earned the LLM Degree at the University College of London (Distinction). 

His research topic focuses on the Law of Geographical Indications in EU Law and International IP Law. His research interests also include the law and history of the World Trade Organisation, especially the TRIPs Agreement; trademark law; traditional knowledge; cultural heritage law and international trade law.   

In 2013 Andrea was awarded the "P. Frassi Prize for Industrial Property Law" by the University of Milan; in 2014 he won the "UCL GlaxoSmithKline Prize for Excellence in Intellectual Property and Technology Law". He has presented his work in academic conferences achieving different awards. 

Andrea is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Patent Law at the University of Oxford and an Adjunct Professor of "IP, Innovation and Sustainable Development" at the University of Milan. He is also a professional IP consultant, a guest lecturer at rhe University of Bergamo and advisor of Action Institute, a leading Italian think-tank specialised in economy, finance and law. 

Languages spoken: English, Italian, French, Spanish


Displaying 1 - 9 of 9. Sorted by year, then title.
Filter by
  • Andrea Zappalaglio, Go back to go forward? New Indications of Geographical Origin for a New Developmental Policy, paper presented at University of Edinburgh PhD Law Conference
  • Andrea Zappalaglio and Caroline Le Goffic, 'The role played by the US Government in protecting Geographical Indications' (2017) World Development World Development
  • Andrea Zappalaglio, 'The exhaustion of trademarks in the PRC compared with the US and EU experience: a dilemma that still needs an answer' (2016) 38 European Intellectual Property Review
  • Andrea Zappalaglio, 'International Exhaustion of trademarks and parallel imports in the EU and the US: how to achieve symmetry?' (2015) 5 Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property
  • Andrea Zappalaglio, The Piadina Romagnola Mess. A new legal case for an old question: what is a GI?, paper presented at 2015 Conference of the European Association of Agricultural Economists
  • Andrea Zappalaglio, 'The protection of Geographical Indications: ambitions and concrete limitations' (2015) 4 Edinburgh University Student Law Review
  • Andrea Zappalaglio, 'Informal norms in global governance (W. Hein & S. Moon)' (2014) Law Quarterly Review [Review]
  • Andrea Zappalaglio, The protection of Traditional Knowledge within the WTO legal frame: (again) a TRIPs’ failure?, paper presented at University College of Dublin WTO Conference


Research Interests

Intellectual Property Law, International IP Law, Law of Geographical Indications, WTO Law, Traditional Knowledge, Cultural Heritage, International Business Law. 

Options taught

Copyright, Patents and Allied Rights

Research projects