As a postdoctoral fellow of FWO Research Foundation – Flanders at the Faculty of Law & Criminology, Simon Geiregat was embedded with the other economic and financial law researchers in Ghent University’s Financial Law Institute. He obtained an LL.M of Intellectual Property and ICT Law at KU Leuven in 2017 and successfully defended his Doctor of Law (PhD) thesis at Ghent University in May 2019. His thesis was on the application of the exhaustion (or ‘first sale’) doctrine to contemporary models for digital distribution. In 2021-2022, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.
Dr Geiregat teaches and researches intellectual property (IP) law. He is editor of IP at Nieuw Juridisch Weekblad. He is a member of the Association belge pour le droit d’auteur and the European Law Institute and was actively involved in ALI-ELI joint project on Principles for a Data Economy. He takes a great interest in IP in general, and notably in copyright, trade marks and neighbouring rights, as well as in IT and data law. Besides, he has published and presented on consumer (contract) law and market practices. The focus of his research is on the legal challenges posed by digital technology, particularly from a European intellectual property law and contract law perspective.