Cedric Manara is currently working as an associate Professor of Law at EDHEC Business School (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS), Campus of Nice, France. He also works as an adjunct professor, an academic expert, and a researcher at other institutions.
He is a domain dispute resolution panelist working at the Arbitration Center for .eu Disputes, Prague / Regional Center for Arbitration, and the Kuala-Lupur / Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration. He is also a legal consultant on electronic commerce and IP.
As of 2006, he was working as a Ph.D. candidate at Versailles University on the subject, International and national legal norms regulating domain names. In 1994 he received his Maîtrise de Droit privé from Université de Lille 2, France.
He has published more than 150 articles, many of which are comments of UDRP decisions, French judicial decisions, and other ADR decisions. His publications include:
- Internet-related international trademark disputes. The state of law in Western countries, and the case of Japan, Institute of Intellectual Property, March 2006.
- Les paiements sur l’internet, Report for the Forum des Droits sur l’Internet, May 2005.
- Cyber-consommation : les nouvelles tendances (with B. Tabaka, C. Moulard, A. Lange), March 2004.
- Droit du marketing, Ellipses, collection Droit – Eco – Gestion, August 2003.
Cedric was labelled one of the liveliest and most influential intellectual property educators and opinion-makers to emerge from France in recent times in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice. In 2010, he received a Google Research Award.
He is a member of Law and Marketing Association and of International Trademark Association.
He is fluent in English, Italian, and French.