Research & Webinars

Here we provide a number of reports and research summaries related to SMEs and innovation. You will find additional materials in our main research section.

Papers, briefs and publications


The "Taylor’s Version Strategy" or re-recording music albums: (legally) possible in EU too?

The "Taylor’s Version Strategy" or re-recording music albums: (legally) possible in EU too?

Swift’s move to re-record and re-release her albums, labelling them as “Taylor’s Version” seem to have paved the way for a historic change in the world of music. On the other side of the Atlantic ocean Taylor Swift regained control of her creative work, meaning not only to her musical works but also to the master recordings. Although there is an interesting backstory explaining this decision of Taylor Swift, in this webinar we will focus on the legal grounds that made it possible. More interestingly, we will examine whether this would be also legally possible in EU. Copyright, licensing, and commercial transactions form an exciting world, and this case confirms it..

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Annika Bichlmayr

Annika Bichlmayr studied Management & Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and discovered her fascination for the world of industrial property rights during her master's studies. She currently works as an IP manager in the IP department of the electronic test equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz and is primarily concerned with patent evaluation, inventor remuneration and raising employee awareness of IP. Before joining Rohde & Schwarz, Annika worked as an IPR Policy Researcher at Ericsson and dealt with the topics of cellular standardization, standard-essential patents and FRAND licensing.

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Dr. Cecilia Maronero

Cecilia Maronero is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Economics and Statistics “Cognetti de Martiis” of the University of Turin and Affiliated Researcher at the Bordeaux School of Economics. Her research interests focus on empirical studies in economics of science, technology and innovation, IPRs and creative industries. Cecilia holds a doctoral degree in Economics of Innovation from a cotutelle program between the University of Bordeaux (France) and the Insubria University (Italy). She has a background in International Relations (Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Turin) and Political Science with a sharp focus on Innovation (Double Master’s Degree Turin-Bordeaux). Cecilia also served as an IPR Policy Researcher in Ericsson.

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