Suelen Carls

Dr Suelen Carls

  • 01202 963071
  • scarls at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law (Patents)
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Biography

I have a Bachelor degree in Law and a Master's degree in Development Studies from the Regional University of Blumenau (FURB-Brazil) and a PhD from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC-Brazil) combined with one-year research at the University of Oxford (UK). I have practised Law, worked in a technological park and taught part-time until I switched 100% to academia. Then, I worked for near four years in a research-only position at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, after which I joined Bournemouth University.

Research

My present research interests focus on Intellectual Property & Green Life Science, Intellectual Property strategy, internationalisation of companies and law and economics. My research usually connects to regional development issues and deals mostly with the Latin American emerging economies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Zero hunger

"End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture"

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation"

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Journal Articles

  • Carls, S. and Amal, M., 2022. From West to East: Mercosur and Singapore agree on FTA. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW & PRACTICE.
  • de Almeida, A.R. and Carls, S., 2021. The Criteria to Qualify a Geographical Term as Generic: Are We Moving from a European to a US Perspective? IIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 52 (4), 444-467.
  • Carls, S., 2021. Brazil is one step closer to implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 16 (1), 19-20.
  • Carls, S., 2021. Brazil is one step closer to implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW & PRACTICE, 16 (1), 19-20.
  • Carls, S., 2020. Brazilian GIs Landscape: From the TRIPS Commitments to the Real World, What Was Achieved, What Is Yet to be Faced? GRUR International, 69 (9), 902-917.
  • Zappalaglio, A., Guerrieri, F. and Carls, S., 2020. Sui Generis Geographical Indications for the Protection of Non-Agricultural Products in the EU: Can the Quality Schemes Fulfil the Task? IIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 51 (1), 31-69.

Chapters

  • Hilty, R.M., Batista, P.H.D., Beneke, F., Blasetti, R.C., Carls, S., Correa, J.I., Lamping, M. and Vega, G.N.D.L., 2021. La Propiedad Intelectual en Latinoamérica y su Rol en el Desarrollo Económico y Social. In: Wachowicz, M. and Grau-Kuntz, K., eds. Estudos de Propriedade Intelectual em Homenagem ao Prof. Dr. Denis Borges Barbosa. IODA.

Reports

  • Blasetti, R.C., Carls, S. and D. Batista, P.H., 2021. Signos Distintivos Colectivos en Latinoamérica: Fomento del Desarrollo Valorando Origen y Calidad (Distinctive Signs for Collective Use in Latin America: Development Promotion by Valuing Origin and Quality). Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper Series.

Theses

  • Carls, S., 2016. Proteção jurídica das indicações geográficas e desenvolvimento: o regulamento de uso e as estruturas de controle e gestão. PhD Thesis. Federal University of Santa Catarina State.
  • Carls, S., 2013. O aproveitamento da indicação geográfica na promoção de desenvolvimento regional :o caso dos cristais artesanais da região de Blumenau. Master's Thesis. Regional University of Blumenau.
  • Carls, S., 2008. Uma análise multisetorial da patenteabilidade das seqüências de DNA humano. Undergraduate Dissertation. Regional University of Blumenau.

Preprints

Others

Grants

  • The legality and possibilities of granting and using fiscal incentives for the promotion and enhancement of Brazilian geographical indications. (Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), 01 Mar 2018). Completed
  • Applied Course on Competition Policy at Brazil's Council for Economic Defence (CADE), Brazil (World Bank Group, 01 Jul 2016). Completed
  • Protecting the name is not enough: the role of the code of practice and the management and control structures in the protection of geographical indications (Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), 01 Apr 2015). Completed
  • Legal protection of geographical indications and development: the code of practice and the control and management structures (Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), 01 Mar 2013). Completed
  • The use of Geographical Indication in promoting regional development: the case of handcrafted crystal in the region of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil (Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), 01 Mar 2011). Completed

Conference Presentations

  • 2022 European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Conference, How does context matter in the IP strategy of Latin American Multinationals?, 14 Sep 2022, Cambridge
  • 40th Congress - IPR in Times of Crisis: Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic, There is a need for improvement, but where?, 22 Jun 2022, Copenhagen [on-line]

Qualifications

  • PhD in Law (Federal University of Santa Catarina State (UFSC), 2016)
  • MA in Regional Development (Regional University of Blumenau (FURB), 2013)
  • MBA in Tax Management (Regional University of Blumenau (FURB), 2010)
  • BA (Hons) in Law (Regional University of Blumenau (FURB), 2009)

Honours

  • ECTA Award 2020 First Prize Professional Category (European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), 2020)

Memberships

  • European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP), Member (2022-), https://www.epip.eu/
  • International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), Member (2016-), http://atrip.org/