Cédric Manara specializes in legal issues related to the internet, intellectual property, and marketing. His teaching, publications, arbitration and consulting activities focus on those topics.


Cedric Manara has been working on internet-related legal issues since he wrote his Master thesis on Internet-related legal issues in 1995 (probably the first thesis on this topic in France). French newspaper Le Monde wrote he is a “key personality of the digital economy“.
An expert in intellectual property, Cedric was an invited researcher at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo. The Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice wrote he is “one of the liveliest and most influential intellectual property educators and opinion-makers to emerge from France in recent years”. He has written an authoritative book on domain names (LexisNexis, 2012), a book on electronic commerce law (Lextenso, 2013) and edited one on social networks & law (Diateino, 2013). In 2010, he received a Google Research Award.

In 1999, Cedric Manara was appointed by EDHEC Business School (France) where he is has been a tenured professor until mid-2013. He has been a consultant for e-commerce companies or law firms. From 2000 to 2013 to he has been head columnist for Dalloz, a prominent French law publisher, for which he was in charge of the electronic commerce section. He then joined Google’s wonderful legal team as a copyright counsel.

In 2004, he worked one year at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, in 2009 one trimester at the Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), and in Spring 2010 at the Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS, Rome). He has been working in Finland (affiliate researcher at the IPR University Center) from September 2010 to April 2011. He is currently based in Paris.
Cedric is a panelist to the Czech Arbitration Court (both for UDRP and ADR .eu Disputes), the Kuala-Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration, and an third-party Decider to the Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration. He is, or has been, expert to intergovernmental, European or French institutions.

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