Rosa Castro is a Ph.D. candidate in the European Doctorate in Law and Economics at the University of Bologna and Erasmus Rotterdam University. She holds a law degree from Venezuela, a Master degree from the University of Bologna and LL.M. from Hamburg University. She has been visiting fellow at the Erasmus Rotterdam University and Max Plank Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law. She has lectured in the undergraduate course of "Industrial Property" and the Master course of "Comparative Law and Economics" at the University of Bologna. She is the author of several articles about intellectual property and investment and her current research focuses on the law and economics of intellectual property.