The doctoral dissertation in the field of Criminal Law and Judicial Procedure will be examined at the faculty of Business and Social Sciences at Joensuu.
What is the topic of your doctoral research? Why is it important to study the topic?
This dissertation evaluates copyright and trademark crime provisions in the Nordic countries. It assesses their legitimacy and justness and the tension they create within the existing criminal justice system due to the abstract nature of the interests being protected. There is not any resent research on the topic, for which the topic is timely.
What are the key findings or observations of your doctoral research?
This dissertation shows that the Nordic criminalizations regarding copyright and trademark infringements have expanded uncontrollably due to digitalization and other technical developments and are in need of revision.
What are the key research methods and materials used in your doctoral research?
The research is comparative legal dogmatics article-based dissertation.
The doctoral dissertation of Laura Tammenlehto, M.Sc. (Admin), entitled Justified Criminalization of IPR Infringements – Focus on Copyright and Trademarks, will be examined at the faculty of Business and Social Sciences on 28.4.2023 at 12 noon in the Aurora Building, Auditorium AU100. The Opponent will be Professor Peter Mezei, University of Szeged, and the Custos will be Professor Matti Tolvanen, University of Eastern Finland. Language of the dissertation event is English.