Ivana Kunda is an Associate Professor and the Head of the International and European Private Law Department at the Faculty of Law of the University of Rijeka and a Vice-Dean for Science. She was awarded the University of Rijeka Foundation Award for the Year of 2008. She was granted international scholarships including the Fulbright Research Fellow scholarship in 2010 for the research at the Columbia University, the Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht scholarship in 2007, 2008 and 2014 for the research at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and the Deutsche Stiftung für internationale rechtliche Zusammenarbeit scholarship in 2002 for research at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. She authored papers published in Croatia and abroad and a monograph on overriding mandatory provisions. She is a member of the International Law Association and International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property as well as deputy president of the Croatian Comparative Law Association.