Celia Lerman

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Country: Argentina
Email: clerman [at] utdt.edu
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Celia Lerman is an Intellectual Property Fellow, Professor, and Researcher at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina and Coordinator of Internet Governance Regional Initiatives (eGobernanza). She is also a Member of ICANN's Business Constituency.[1]

Ms. Lerman was an ICANN Fellow at ICANN 42 in Dakar,[2] and at ICANN 46 in Beijing.[3]

Her research proposal to Columbia Law School focused on the investigation into copyright laws surrounding graffiti and the intersection of IP and real property rights that are often at odds with regards to graffiti and street art.[4] She maintains an online presence through her personal web page, celialerman.com[5].

Career History

She is currently the founder of Lerman IP Law, focusing on intellectual property law for tech startups.[6] She was a Visiting IP Scholar at the Kernochan Center for Law, Media & the Arts at Columbia Law School for the Spring 2012 semester.[7] From 2008 to 2010, she was a Lawyer at the Mitrani, Caballero, Rosso Alba, Francia, Ojam & Ruiz Moreno. She served as a Teaching Assistant at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, she was an intern at Clarke, Modet & Co for four months.[8]

In August 2011, she was invited by The American University and other event organizers to present work at the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest; she presented in the session on "Open Access and the Public Domain". Similarly, she participated in Yale University's "Access to Knowledge, Global Community Workshop" to discuss a "Global Knowledge Policy".[9]


She holds a Master's Degree in Law from Stanford University, and a Master's Degree in Intellectual Property from the Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires. Professor Lerman received her J.D. from Universidad Di Tella.[10] She was a Fulbright Scholar,[11] and studied at the Institute on Leadership and American Studies.[12]