Kelli, Aleksei


Articles in Juridica International

Articles in Juridica

  • S. Lind, A. Kelli. Legal Proceedings and Copyright. What Happens When a Judicial Decision Is Plagiarism? Juridica Abstract, 2015, No. 1, pp. 34-43
  • Codification of Intellectual Property: Needs, Ways, and Organisation of Work, Juridica Abstract, 2012, No. 7, pp. 481-485
  • The Principle of Abstraction in Estonian and German Intellectual Property Law, Juridica Abstract, 2012, No. 7, pp. 535-542
  • Policy Issues Regarding the Intellectual Property of Entrepreneurial Universities, Juridica Abstract, 2006, No. 10, pp. 673-682


  • Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Tartu

Personal data

  • Born: 13 June 1977, Rakvere
  • E-mail: aleksei.kelli@ut.ee


  • PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2009

Professional experience

  • Guest Researcher at UU Innovation at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, March-April 2011
  • Visiting Intellectual Property Scholar, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School, NYC, USA, January-March 2010

Main areas of research

  • Intellectual property, Innovation, Intellectual Property Strategy and Management, Knowledge Transfer

Member of expert committees

  • Member of Team of Specialists on Intellectual Property organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 2010-current
  • Member of an expert group convened by the Ministry of Culture drafting the new Copyright Act, 2009-current
  • Member of a copyright committee formed at the Ministry of Culture which inter alia resolves disputes related to copyright and related rights by way of conciliation of the parties , 2009-current
  • Member of professional qualifications committee of the Estonian Lawyers Association awarding professional qualifications, 2008-current

Participation in projects

  • Research and innovation policy monitoring program. ESF TiPS (01.01.11 - 31.08.15)
    Intellectual property based business models of innovative companies: business models based on open innovation and their applicability in Estonia. With the support of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. Main responsibilities: preparation of an analysis how to support open innovation by improvement of legal framework, 2009
  • The Common Core of European Private Law. Boundaries to Information Property. Main responsibilities: preparation of a report on specific aspects of Estonian IP law, 2008-current
  • Understanding the Relationship between Knowledge and Competitiveness in the Enlarging European Union (U-Know). CIT5-028519, Sixth Framework Programme. Main responsibilities: preparation of an analysis how to enhance innovation by improvement of legal framework, 2007-2009
  • Training of Intellectual Property exploitation agents (SWAN). Leonardo da Vinci Program. Main responsibilities: preparation of teaching material to raise IP awareness, 2007-2008
  • ScanBalt Intellectual Property Knowledge Network: Building a Sustainable Intellectual Infrastructure by Expanding Regional Competencies in Value-Creation from Bioscience Innovations (ScanBalt IPKN). LSSP-CT-2004-013029, Sixth Framework Programme. Main responsibilities: creation of IP awareness in the Baltic States, building capacity of the biotech sector of the Baltic States to manage their IP, 2005-2007

Teaching practise

  • Roman Private Law (General course in Estonian; 1st year bachelor students), 3 ECTS
  • Intellectual Property (General course in Estonian; 3rd year bachelor students), 3 ECTS
  • Knowledge transfer (Elective course in Estonian; bachelor and master students), 3 ECTS