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Dr Rita Matulionyte


Newcastle Law School (Law)

Career Summary


  • PhD, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg - Germany
  • Master of Laws, University of Augsburg - Germany


  • Copyright Law
  • Creative industries
  • Foundations of Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law


  • German (Fluent)
  • Lithuanian (Fluent)
  • Russian (Fluent)
  • Persian (excluding Dari) (Fluent)

Fields of Research

180107Conflict of Laws (Private International Law)25
180115Intellectual Property Law75

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
3/03/2015 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Law School

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/10/2013 - Associated Senior ResearcherLaw Institute of Lithuania
1/05/2012 - 1/09/2013Deputy DirectorLaw Institute of Lithuania
1/03/2011 - 1/11/2012Research fellow/visiting research fellowKyushu University, Japan
1/09/2010 - Lecturer/visiting lecturerLeibniz University of Hanover, Germany
1/09/2007 - 1/08/2010Scholarship holderMax Planck Institute for Intellectual Property
1/09/2007 - 1/05/2009TutorMunich Intellectual Property Law Center
United States


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Book (1 outputs)

2011Matulionyte R, Law applicable to copyright: A comparison of the ALI and CLIP proposals, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., U.K., 288 (2011) [A1]
CitationsScopus - 1

Chapter (3 outputs)

2014Matulionyte R, D'Erme R, Geiger C, Grosse Ruse-Khan H, Heinze C, Jaeger T, Metzger A, 'The Impact of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on the Legal Framework for IP Enforcement in the European Union', Constructing European Intellectual Property: Achievements and New Perspectives, Edward Elgar, United Kingdom, Unites States of America 394-408 (2014)
2013D'Erme R, Geiger C, Ruse-Khan HG, Heinze C, Jaeger T, Matulionyte R, Metzger A, 'The impact of the Anti-Counterfeiting trade agreement on the legal framework for IP enforcement in the European Union', Constructing European Intellectual Property: Achievements and New Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing, U.K. 394-408 (2013) [B1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2012Matulionyte R, 'Law Applicable to Copyright Infringements in the ALI and CLIP Proposals', Studies on the Principles of Private International Law on Intellectual Property Rights--A Japanese-Korean Joint Proposal from East Asian Points of View, Seibundoh, Japan 333-352 (2012)

Journal article (13 outputs)

2014Matulionyte R, 'A Revival of Rental Right to Software? New Controversial Microsoft Licensing Practices', Intellectual Property Quarterly, 227-240 (2014)
2014Matulionyte R, 'Digital libraries: the prospective implementation of Orphan Works Directive in Lithuania', Teises problemos, 1 5-87 (2014)
2013Matulionyte R, 'Calling for Party Autonomy in Intellectual Property Infringement Cases', Journal of Private International Law, 9 77-99 (2013)
2013Matulionyte R, Adlamini F, 'Iran: In a Search for a Balanced Copyright Regime', Intellectual Property Quarterly, 114-138 (2013)
2013Matulionyte R, 'Book Review: Ch. Geiger, Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property', JIPITEC : Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law, 4 65-67 (2013)
2013Matulionyte R, Lankauskas M, 'Bittorent Loses Again: A recent Lithuanian BitTorrent case and its impact on the construction of the E-commerce Directive', Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law, Journal of intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce, 4 179-189 (2013)
2012Matulionyte R, 'IP and Applicable Law in Recent International Proposals', JIPITEC : Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law, 263-305 (2012)
2011Matulionyte R, 'ACTA's Digital Chapter: remaining concerns and what can be done', QUEEN MARY JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, 1 248-271 (2011) [C1]
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2011Matulionyte R, 'Law Applicable to Online Infringements in CLIP and ALI Proposals: A Rebalance of Interests Needed?', JIPITEC : Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law, 26-36 (2011)
2011Matulionyte R, 'Book Review: Stig Strömholm, Copyright and the Conflict of Laws: A Comparative Survey', JIPITEC : Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law, 158-162 (2011)
2011Matulionyte R, Nerisson S, 'The French Route to an ISP Safe Harbour, Compared to German and US Ways', IIC-INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPETITION LAW, 42 55-73 (2011) [C1]
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CitationsScopus - 1
2008Matulionyte R, 'Cross-Border Collective Management and Principle of Territoriality: Problems and Possible Solutions in the EU', The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 11 467-497 (2008)
2006Matulionyte R, 'Digital Copyright Objects', Teises problemos, 51-65 (2006)
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Report (2 outputs)

2014Matulionyte R, Nam H, 'A Study on Legal Effect of Software License.', Government of the South Korea, 35 (2014)
2010Matulionyte R, 'Online Copyright Liability: Leading European Cases', European Patent Office, 44 (2010)

Grants and Funding


Number of grants1
Total funding$20,000

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20111 grants / $20,000

The Law Applicable to Copyright: An Analytical Comparison of the Transparency, ALI and CLIP Proposals$20,000

Funding body: Japanese Society for Promotion of Science

Funding bodyJapanese Society for Promotion of Science
Project Team
SchemeJSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Short Term) for North American and European Researchers
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive

Dr Rita Matulionyte


Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area


Contact Details
Phone(02) 4921 6218


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