Nari Lee

Nari Lee

Professor in Intellectual Property Law
Mobile phone: 
+358 40 352 1769
Hanken phone: 
Postal address: 
PB 479

Commercial Law (Helsinki)


Handelsrätt (Helsingfors)

Office hours:
By appointment
Enligt överenskommelse
  • 513 Juridik
Short CV:
Nari Lee is the professor intellectual property at Hanken. She has joined Hanken faculty in 2012. She has studied law at Ewha Womans University in Korea and at Kyushu University, Japan (LL.M), and holds a Ph.D from University of Eastern Finland and Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degree from Kyushu University, Japan. Since 1996, she has researched and taught in the area of intellectual property and international trade in universities in Europe, Asia and USA. Her research experience includes post of an affiliated research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition in Munich, Germany (2012-2014), Research Visitor at University of Cambridge (2016), Senior Global Hauser Fellow at New York University (NYU) Law School (2017). In 2019 Spring, she will also serve as a Designated Professor, at the Center for Asian Legal Exchange at Nagoya University, Japan and in 2019 Spring-Summer as Research Visitor at Center for IP and Information Law (University of Cambridge).  

Doctor of Laws, Kyushu University, Japan, 2002


Juris doktor, Kyushu University, Japan, 2002

Additional Education Information

Doctor of Philosophy, (Ph.D.) University of Eastern Finland. 2010

  • Personalized medicine, Pharmaceutical Innovation and IP law 
  • Fairness, Morality and Intellectual Property
  • Open and Alterantive Innovation Regimes and Intellectual Property 
  • Disruptive Innovations (e.g. 3DP, AIs, Biogenetic technology) and intellectual property law and policy 
  • Trade Secret Protection and IP law 

Courses 2018-2019


Zhang Liguo, Nari Lee 2018, 'Institutional reforms and governance of intellectual property rights in China' Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property , vol 8, no. 1, pp. 59-67.
Na Ri Lee, Liguo Zhang 2017, 'Specialized IP Courts in China - Judicial Governance of Intellectual Property Rights' International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, vol 48, no. 8, pp. 900-924.