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School of Law and Government
Assistant Professor in Law
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography


Kevin O’Sullivan is an Assistant Professor in Private and Intellectual Property Law at  the School of Law and Government. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the School of Law, University College Cork, of which he is a first class honours graduate (BCL, LLM, PhD, PGDipT&LHE)


His research interests lie in the fields of intellectual property and information technology law with a particular focus on balancing various stakeholder interests in the online context when it comes to the enforcement of intellectual property under EU law.

A Government of Ireland Research Scholar, his doctoral research examined the balance between competing paradigms in the online enforcement of copyright as between right holders, intermediaries and end-users.  

He is a national expert for two working packages of the EU Horizon 2020 Project: ReCreating Europe in conjunction with the Information Institute, University of Amsterdam and the Institute of Law, Politics and Development, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy. He has also been a national expert for an EU Commission funded study on extended collective licensing for copyright in the EU, with the Information Institute (IvR) at the University of Amsterdam.

He has published his research in leading international law journals, with his work being cited by leading international scholars in the fields of intellectual property and information technology law.

He has presented his research as an invited speaker at international conferences throughout the world and has been a visiting researcher at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.