Branka Marusic

Stockholm Research Fellow

Other affiliations

Christ Church


I am a Stockholm Research Fellow and a qualified Croatian lawyer with diverse professional experience working as a practising lawyer, academic, and legal consultant in projects involving harmonisation and codification of laws in the EU. My primary work interest is the harmonisation of laws in the EU for which I have participated in over 40 projects for the EU Commission. In my academic career, I have used this work experience to observe the harmonisation of intellectual property law in the EU for which I have written a monograph (doctoral thesis) and more than 30 scientific journal contributions. I hold an LL.D. and an L.L.M. degree from Stockholm University, and a mag.iur. degree from Zagreb University.

My main area of research is the harmonisation and codification of laws in the EU. My book titled The Autonomous Legal Concept of Communication to the Public: Interpretation in EU Copyright Law discusses harmonisation in copyright – specifically in an online context. The bulk of my research revolves around creative industries and how digitalisation, legislation as well and interpretation of that legislation influence them. I regularly attend conferences in intellectual property and EU law as a presenter and speaker. For a detailed list of my publications please visit DiVA.

I am a regular contributor for GRUR International (OUP and C. H. Beck), an academic journal specialising in intellectual property and competition law as the national reporter for Sweden. I am also part of the ERT – Europarättslig tidskrift editorial board.


Research Interests

EU law, Intelectual Property Law, Copyright

Research projects & programmes

Institute of European and Comparative Law