Calboli Teaches Berlin Workshop Co-Organized by USPTO

November 1, 2018

Texas A&M University School of Law professors are chosen for positions of prominence at conferences and workshops internationally. Professor Irene Calboli is no exception.

USPTO Ph.D. Workshop in Berlin

Calboli was one of only two law professors who taught at a Ph.D. workshop held in Berlin, Germany. She worked alongside the esteemed Geertrui Van Overwalle, professor of intellectual property (IP) law at  K.U.Leuven, a research university in Belgium. Overwalle is a professor of patent law and new technologies at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. The Ph.D. workshop was co-organized with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Irene Calboli at USPTO Ph.D. workshop in Berlin Professor Irene Calboli with Ph.D. workshop students and faculty in Berlin.

European Policy for Intellectual Property

Irene Calboli EPIP2018 trademark panelProfessor Irene Calboli and fellow trademark panelists at the 2018 EPIP Conference in Berlin

Calboli has been a member of the Executive Board of European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) since 2014. EPIP is an international, independent, non-profit association of researchers.

Each year, EPIP hosts an annual conference connecting scholars, doctoral students and those in the field of economics, management and law with a focus on intellectual property.

Calboli worked on the 2018 EPIP Conference in Berlin and chaired a panel on the highly-debated issue of the protection of non-traditional trademarks. She also worked on EPIP's Organising Committee for the 2017 EPIP Conference in Bordeaux, and she chaired one of the plenary panels.

Irene CalboliProfessor Calboli is an expert in intellectual property law and international intellectual property. She is also adept in the areas of international trade and economic law, food and agriculture law, European Union law and comparative law.

Calboli, like many Texas A&M Law faculty, hold leadership positions in major international law associations -- learn more.

About Texas A&M University School of Law's Intellectual Property Program

top 7 IP programTexas A&M University School of Law currently has seven full-time intellectual property law professors in the Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP). Boasting one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in this specialized area among U.S. law schools, the Texas A&M intellectual property law program has been ranked seventh in the nation in the past two years, based on peer surveys conducted by U.S. News and World Report. Texas A&M Law offers a concentration in IP for J.D. students as well as Master of Laws (LL.M.) in IP and Master of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.) in IP degree programs for graduate students. 

About Texas A&M School of Law

Texas A&M School of Law is an American Bar Association-accredited institution located in downtown Fort Worth. In 2013, the law school acquired Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and has increased faculty and students exponentially in its five-year existence. The law school ranks highly nationwide in dispute resolution and intellectual property and offers 11 clinics that introduce students to real-world applications of the law. For more information, visit

About Texas A&M University

Texas A&M, established in 1876 as the first public university in Texas, is one of the nation’s largest universities with more than 66,000 students and more than 440,000 living alumni residing in over 150 countries around the world. A tier-one university, Texas A&M holds the rare triple land-, sea- and space-grant designation. Research conducted at Texas A&M represented annual expenditures of more than $905.4 million in fiscal year 2017. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world. For more information, visit

Article by Tyra Kelly, Texas A&M University School of Law Marketing & Communications.
Photos provided by Professor Irene Calboli.