UA Team



Aurelio López-Tarruella is Associate Professor of Private International Law at the University of Alicante (Spain), Ph. D. in Law (2004), former Director of the Iberoamerican Chair on Digital Culture and Intellectual Property (2020-2022) and Vice-Dean of Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Law (2016-2020). He has been a consultant for WIPO, EUIPO, European Commission and the European Parliament on Intellectual Property and Digital Law. He is a supervisor of the European Doctorate EIPIN – Information Society (Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Action ITN-EJD 2016-2019) and lecturer in the Master on the Law of Digital Society (U. Alicante), the LL M. in Law of Internet Technologies of the Università Bocconi (Milan, Italy, since 2017) and the Master’s Degree Program in Intellectual Property and New Technologies organized by WIPO and the Jagiellonian University Krakow (since
2019). His publications in open access are available here.


Raúl Ruiz Rodríguez is a predoctoral researcher at the Private International Law area from the University of Alicante (FPU 2019). His Ph.D. project focuses on the international protection of digital data through trade secrets, though he has also carried out parallel research on topics such as blockchain technology or collective actions. Raúl is currently a member of the Global Innovation Law and Policy research group at the University of Alicante (GIP Law), and also a visiting Scholar at the MPI Luxembourg for Procedural Law (scholarship 2023). His publications in open access are available here.


Beatriz Serrano Sánchez is a predoctoral researcher at the Civil Law department from the University of Alicante (ACIF 2021) and also a member of the Intellectual Property Group at that very University. Her Ph.D. project is about the delivery of personal data for its treatment as a counter-performance for the accessing of digital content, with the special influence of the Directive 2019/770 and its transposition into our legal system last 2021. She is also working in other fields such as consumer protection in UE- in which she has several communications in congresses-and the relevance of false personal data in Artificial Intelligence systems that use those data for its training (deep learning), investigation that has been published in the book Persona y derecho civil: los retos del siglo XXI (Persona, género, transgénero; inteligencia artificial y animales sensibles).