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Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Droit de l'Immatériel (CERDI)

Research unit


The CERDI laboratory focuses in its research on intellectual property law (copyright, trademarks, patents, designs and models ...), and more generally on the law of intangibles, with a focus on digital developments and the development of NICTs.
CERDI is one of the reference laboratories in this field with an international influence. It is also one of the founding members of the ISN (Institut Société Numérique) labeled IDEX.



Innovation themes

Map and access

54, boulevard Desgranges
92330 SCEAUX

Our research areas


- digital law: electronic contract, artificial intelligence and law, personal data law, cybercrime ...
- intellectual property law: copyrights, patents, trademarks, designs

Applications sectors

  • Networks / Telecom
  • Personal services / services to individuals
  • Business services

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 55
Number of researchers : 14
Number of doctoral students : 19

Equipment(s) open to collaboration

Important collection devoted to intellectual property law and digital law (more than 1800 books + subscriptions to specialized journals)


Our results

Projects examples

- founding member of the ISN (Institut Société Numérique)
- international symposiums on intellectual property and immaterial law
- ANR-ESPRI project, self exposure, privacy, and interaction networks
- ANR-ESTAMPILLE project on the technical and legal security of printed documents

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

- France: INRIA, DANTE laboratory, Art and Law Institute, RITM laboratory
- Europe: Universities in Madrid, Barcelona, Munich (Max Planck)
- International: McGill University (Montreal), Columbia University (New York), Mexico (Colima)

International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI)
- French Association for the International Protection of Copyright
- network of Trans Europe Experts

Private collaborations

- collaboration with several public institutions (French and foreign), CIFRE theses with industry, numerous collaborations with companies in the IP / IT sector


Establishments of affiliation