Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič is the founder and head of the Intellectual Property Institute.
Dr Maja Bogataj Jančič is the founder and head of the Intellectual Property Institute, a private research, training and consulting institution based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. IPI is accredited with permanent observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organisation WIPO.
She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (1996) and obtained her Master’s degree at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (1999, Economy), at Harvard Law School (2000, Law) and at the Faculty of Law in Turin (2005, Intellectual Property). She also holds a Doctoral degree from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (2006, Copyright). She is the author of many publications in the field of intellectual property and co-author of various books regarding the internet and intellectual property law. Her research and academic work is focused on intellectual property, especially copyright. She participates in different international projects. Maja is an arbitrator in alternative dispute resolution proceedings for the resolution of domain name disputes regarding the use of the top-level domain .si and a representative for trademarks and designs.
She was in charge of the project Creative Commons Slovenia and since 2019 she is Representative and Legal Lead of the Slovenian Chapter in the Creative Commons Global Network. She is also a member of the Communia association that advocates the expansion of the public domain and the increased access to and reuse of culture and knowledge. Maja’s work has recently focused on data management and AI, especially copyright issues related to machine learning, data governance and AI. Since June 2020 she is a co-chair of the data management working group at the Global Artificial Intelligence Partnership (GPAI) and since autumn 2022, she is a national and regional coordinator for Knowledge Rights 21 project.