Texas A&M School of Law and Professor Irene Calboli co-hosted the annual IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference (IPIRA)in March.The Fifth IPIRA Conferencewas held in Singapore as a collaboration between the IPIRA Network, Texas A&M Law, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, the World Trade Organization (WTO), Nanyang Technological University, the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, and the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has designated Professor Irene Calboli a Regents Professor. The announcement was made during their November 10 meeting.
On March 24-27, 2021, Professor Irene Calboli co-organized the Third Annual IPIRA Conference. Hosted virtually by the IP & Innovation Research of Asia (IPIRA) Network, the Third IPIRA Conference gathered over 300 presenters, chairs, and participants from Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that Professor Irene Calboli has been awarded a Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics for 2021-22 to lecture and research in Helsinki, Finland.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Irene Calboli's book, The Cambridge Handbook of International and Comparative Trademark Law, was selected as IPKat's 2020 Best Book on Trade Mark Law.
In 2018, Calboli was recognized for her book, The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives. According to Calboli, it is very rare to be acknowledged numerous times.
"The Annual Book Awards by the IPKat Blogs are amongst the most relevant awards in the IP fields and are widely recognized by IP practitioners and academics across the world. Many excellent books are usually selected as finalists and only very few are selected as winners. I am very happy that my book has been selected as this year winner," says Calboli.
The book can be used by professors teaching courses in International IP and Trademark Law. It may also be used by professionals practicing in the area, mostly trademark law professionals, and by researchers conducting research in the field.
"We were very fortunate that we could work with a stellar group of contributors, without question the who is who list of trademark law professors and professionals. This made our work very interesting and fun," says Calboli.
On November 24, 2020, Texas A&M Law Professor Irene Calboli was one of the distinguished speakers to address the Information Session on Geographical Indications. The online session was part of the 43rd Session of the Standing Committee on Trademarks, Industrial Design, and Geographical Indications (SCT) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
In October 2020, Professor Irene Calboli published the Cambridge Handbook of International and Comparative Trademark Law, which she edited with Professor Jane Ginsburg of Columbia Law School.
Texas A&M Law students Chloe Barker, Katie Kruisselbrink and Madison Kuczynski, under the guidance of Professor Irene Calboli, present at a workshop coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in October.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Irene Calboli co-organized the second IPIRA Conference in Indonesia in late February. Hosted by the IP & Innovation Research of Asia (IPIRA) Network, the Second IPIRA Conference was held at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia and welcomed over 150 presenters, chairs and other colleagues from countries in Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and Africa.
In addition to being a co-organizer, Calboli is also the founder of the IPIRA Network, which counts over 500 members from academic institutions across the world since its launch in 2018.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Irene Calboli's book, The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives, was selected as IPKat's 2018 Best Trade Mark Book of the Year.