Professor of commercial law
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School
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My research focuses on emerging markets and the evolving regulatory framework for commerce. I concentrate on the role of law and trade in shaping the global economy, which directly impacts national and regional economies. My research targets regulation that may enable growth and remove barriers to trade and commercial development. Global transactions impact the regulator’s ability to control actors and digital content as well as reducing risks and preventing harm to consumers. Hybrid governance models and institutions are necessary to govern international distribution chains to detect fraudulent activity and promote innovative entrepreneurship.
Technological development surpasses regulation that is mainly geared towards real world commerce. Digitalization does not replace, but transforms international chains of commerce and creates opportunities for new business innovations. Trade in physical goods remains relevant, yet now trade revolves around digital content and the service economy. My research focuses on grey areas or gaps in commercial regulation. Thematically I focus on the areas of internet, IPRs and food law.
The focus on IPRs relates to policing criminal activity and utilizing protection schemes to further entrepreneurship, especially protecting innovative SMEs in global markets and developing countries and capitalizing on the potential in food innovation to enhance food security and sustainable business models in food development.
Research groups and research projects
Farmer's privilege regulation - Some comments for amendments and supplements to the 2005 Intellectual Property Law [in Vietnamese]Hang, Nguyen; Weckström, Katja. Vietnamese Journal of Legal Sciences 148 9/2021: 50-62. 2021
Modernit perhesuhteet ja oikeusWeckström, Katja; Niemi, Matti Ilmari; Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen, Anna; Huuhtanen, Joonas. 2021 2021
The Regulation of Farmer's Privilege Under Vietnamese IP Law and the Law of the European UnionNguyen, Ho Bich Hang; Weckstrom Lindroos, Katja. Iic-international review of intellectual property and competition law 52 6: 677-705. 2021
The Portability RegulationWeckström, Katja; Hang, Nguyen Ho Bich / EU Copyright laws: A Commentary. 2021. 2021
Fairness and Ordre Public in Certified Global Food ChainsWeckström Lindroos, Katja / Fairness, Morality and Ordre Public in Intellectual Property. 2020. 2020
Liability and access to contact information: striking the balance when service is used to distribute copyrighted digital contentWeckström Lindroos, Katja / Online Distribution of Content in the EU. 2019. 2019
Book review: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property and Innovation - Insights from Law and TechnologyLindroos, Katja; Nguyen, Ho Bich Hang. Liikejuridiikka 1/2018: 163-169. 2018
Food for Thought from Halabi's New International Economic OrderWeckström Lindroos, Katja. A Blog from the Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory... 36 Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018: -. 2018
Study for the Fitness Check of EU consumer and marketing lawCivic Consulting in cooperation with KU Leuven CCM (incl. Huuhtanen, Joonas; Lindroos, Katja). 2017 2017
Analysis of the food safety legislation of the Eurasian Economic UnionNurgaliyeva MT, Wright A, Lindroos K, Smagulov A, Iskakova Z. European Food and Feed Law Review 12 3: 234-244. 2017