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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 June 2017

Irene Calboli
Singapore Management University
Wee Loon Ng-Loy
National University of Singapore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2017
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  • Christoph Antons is Professor of Law in the Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, Australia. He is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, and Senior Fellow, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn. He is Project Leader of the following Australian Research Council Discovery projects: “Intangible Cultural Heritage Across Borders: Laws, Structures and Strategies in China and its ASEAN Neighbours”; “Building an Intellectual Property System: The Indonesian Experience,” and “Food Security and the Governance of Local Knowledge in Agriculture in India and Indonesia.” Recent book publications include Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region (2015, edited with Reto M. Hilty) and the Routledge Handbook of Asian Law (2017).

  • Tomer Broude is the Sylvan M. Cohen Chair and Academic Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His interests are in public international law and international economic law, particularly international trade and investment, human rights, dispute settlement, development, and cultural diversity.

  • Dong Bui Kim is Senior Researcher at CASRAD, the Center for Agrarian Systems Research and Development, under the Vietnamese Academy of Agricultural Science, Hanoi, Vietnam. He is an agronomist engineer and holds a master’s in geography from Montpellier University, France. In the past decade, he has been conducting research and development projects on GIs for twenty agricultural products in Vietnam, focusing on defining the specification of the products and establishing producers associations. Mr. Dong was a national expert at the Vietnamese Office of Intellectual Property for Geographical Indications in the context of the international trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam.

  • Irene Calboli is Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Visiting Professor, and Deputy Director of the Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia, School of Law, Singapore Management University. She is also Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law and Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow at Stanford Law School. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, an associate member of the Singapore Academy of Law, and is currently serving, inter alia, in the Board of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Law Association, and as the Chair-Elect of the Art Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

  • Rosemary J. Coombe is the Tier One Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication, and Culture at York University in Toronto, where she teaches in the Department of Anthropology, the York and Ryerson Joint Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, and the Graduate Program in Socio-legal Studies. She holds a joint doctorate in Law and Anthropology from Stanford University. She has been awarded visitorships at Harvard, MIT, Iowa, American, DePaul, the University of Chicago, and the University of California, and has held research fellowships at the University of Utrecht, the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Gottingen. Her award-winning book The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties (1998) was reprinted in 2008 by Duke University Press.

  • Peter Drahos is a professor in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University. He holds a Chair in Intellectual Property at Queen Mary, University of London, and is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He holds degrees in law, politics, and philosophy and is admitted as a barrister and solicitor.

  • Christine Haight Farley is Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. She teaches and writes about intellectual property, trademark law, international and comparative trademark law, design protection, and art law. Professor Farley served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs from 2007 to 2011 and as Co-Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property from 2005 to 2009. She has been a visiting professor at law schools in France, India, Italy and Puerto Rico and is a Fulbright Specialist for intellectual property law.

  • Susy Frankel is Professor of Law, Chair in Intellectual Property and International Trade, and Director of the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law, at Victoria University of Wellington. She is the President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), 2015–2017. Since 2008 she has been Chair of the Copyright Tribunal (NZ). She is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of World Intellectual Property Law and the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property. She teaches copyright, trademarks, patents, international intellectual property and international trade law. Susy’s scholarship focuses on international intellectual property and particularly treaty interpretation, and the protection of indigenous peoples’ knowledge and innovation.

  • Dev S. Gangjee is Associate Professor in Intellectual Property within the Oxford Law Faculty as well as a Tutorial Fellow at St Hilda’s College. He is presently Director of the Oxford Diploma in IP Law and Practice, an Academic Member of the Oxford IP Research Centre, and on the Editorial Board of the Modern Law Review. Dev has acted in an advisory capacity for national governments, law firms, international organizations, and the European Commission on IP issues. His research focuses on branding and trademarks, GIs, and copyright law. Additional research interests include the history and political economy of IP, collective and open innovation, and the interface between IP and theories of development.

  • Daniel Gervais is Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School and Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Intellectual Property and Editor of Before joining academia, he was Legal Officer at the GATT (now WTO); Head of Section at WIPO; and Vice-President of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC). In 2012, he was elected to the Academy of Europe. He is a member of the American Law Institute and, as of 2015, President Elect of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP).

  • Christopher Heath is currently a Member of the Boards of Appeal at the European Patent Office in Munich and co-editor of The International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC). He studied at the Universities of Konstanz, Edinburgh, and the London School of Economics. He lived and worked in Japan for three years, and between 1992 and 2005 headed the Asian Department of the Max Planck Institute for Patent, Copyright, and Competition Law in Munich (now Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition). Dr Heath wrote his PhD thesis on Japanese unfair competition prevention law.

  • Justin Hughes is the Hon. William Matthew Byrne Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he teaches international trade and intellectual property courses. Prior to Loyola, he taught at Cardozo Law School. From 2009 until 2013, Professor Hughes also served in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property. In that capacity, he was US chief negotiator at the Diplomatic Conferences that completed the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (2012) and the Marrakesh Treaty for the Blind (2013). Educated at Oberlin and Harvard, Professor Hughes has also done democracy development work in Albania, Bosnia, El Salvador, Haiti, and Mali.

  • Naazima Kamardeen is Senior Lecturer, Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, where she teaches Intellectual Property Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is also an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. She serves in the National Level Committee, which is drafting the Plant Variety Protection Law of Sri Lanka. She holds a PhD in Intellectual Property Law, specializing in issues of bio-piracy, patent law, and TRIPS. She has published in several journals, and her article on Community Rights to Intellectual Property was published in the Journal of World Intellectual Property in 2015.

  • Anselm Kamperman Sanders is Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Director of the Advanced Masters Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management (IPKM LLM/MSc), and Academic Director of the Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR) at Maastricht University. He acts as Academic Co-director of the Annual Intellectual Property Law School and IP Seminar of the Institute for European Studies of Macau (IEEM), and is Adjunct Professor at Jinan University Law School, Guangzhou, China. Anselm holds a PhD from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. He is a member of the European Commission expert group on development and implications of patent law in the field of biotechnology and genetic engineering.

  • Susanna H.S. Leong is a Professor of Law at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. She has published in several international and local academic journals and is the author of the book Intellectual Property Law of Singapore (2013). Susanna is the Vice-Dean (Graduate Studies) at the NUS Business School. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Intellectual Property Academy of Singapore, a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre’s Domain Name Panel, a member of the Regional Centre for Arbitration, Kuala Lumpur (RCAKL) Panel, and a member of the Singapore Copyright Tribunal.

  • S. Ali Malik is a PhD candidate in Socio-legal Studies at York University. He earned his MA in International Human Rights Law from the American University in Cairo and participates in the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. Drawing on a diverse range of theoretical and methodological influences in critical international legal theory, social theory, and anthropology, his doctoral research is in the intersections of global law, intellectual property, and international development.

  • Delphine Marie-Vivien is Researcher in Law at the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) and, since 2012, she has been based in Vietnam. From 2005 to 2008 she was a visiting researcher at National Law School, Bangalore. She has written extensively on comparative aspects of GIs between EU and Asian countries, the issue of the public-private governance of GIs, the link to the origin for handicraft goods, the certification mechanism, and the use of GIs to protect biodiversity. Her current research focuses on comparing GIs with other food standards and safety regulations. Her recent publications include the book The Protection of Geographical Indications in India: A New Perspective on the French and European Experience (2015).

  • Ng-Loy Wee Loon is Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Among her academic publications is her text on Law of Intellectual Property of Singapore (2nd edn. 2014). Outside of the university, her involvement in the legal landscape of Singapore includes the following: member of the Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (2000–2001); member of the Board of Governors of the IP Academy (2007–2011); member of Singapore’s Copyright Tribunal (since 2009); member of the Singapore Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Panel (since 2014); IP Adjudicator with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (2014–2015).

  • Yogesh Pai is Assistant Professor of Law at National Law University, Delhi. He teaches and writes in the area of intellectual property law and policy. He has previously worked with the South Centre in Geneva, Centad, New Delhi, and was Assistant Professor of Law at National Law University, Jodhpur. Yogesh serves as legal member in an ad hoc committee constituted by the Government of India to assess the granting of compulsory licenses for affordable healthcare in India. Previously, he was part of an ad hoc expert committee formed in order to examine the need for utility models in India.

  • Barbara Pick is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and an associate research fellow at the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD). Her research focuses on the relationship between GIs and development. Previously she worked as a legal and policy consultant for the European Patent Office and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) where she researched national and regional policies related to plant genetic resources, including intellectual property rights, farmers’ rights, access and benefit-sharing mechanisms, and biosafety.

  • Tania Singla holds an LLB with honors from the National Law University Delhi, India, and is currently an LLM candidate at Europa Institut, Universität Des Saarlandes, Germany. She is also the recipient of the DAAD Angela Merkel Scholarship 2016. Her current research focuses on contemporary developments in intellectual property, and she has previously written and addressed topics such as GIs and patent laws as a student fellow at the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC), National Law University, Delhi, under the supervision of Professor Yogesh Pai.

  • Tay Pek San is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She is also the legal advisor to the University of Malaya’s Centre of Innovation & Commercialization, a committee member of the Intellectual Property Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (Malaysia), and a committee member for the Evaluation of Intellectual Property of the University of Malaya. She is a coauthor of the book Introduction to Cyberlaw in Malaysia (2004), and the author of the books Protection of Well-Known Trade Marks in Malaysia (2007) and Intellectual Property Law in Malaysia (2013).

  • Steven Van Uytsel is Associate Professor at Kyushu University in Japan and specializes in competition law and cultural heritage law. He has been acting as expert to the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region, a UNESCO Category II Center. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the EU Institute Japan-Kyushu.

  • Szu-Yuan Wang is Assistant Professor at Graduate Institute for Intellectual Property Rights, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan. He teaches Intellectual Property Law, Intellectual Property Law and Antitrust Law, and International Intellectual Property Law. He has broad research interests, ranging from intellectual property law, law and economics, cultural property law, traditional and indigenous knowledge protection, and legal history. He read his LLB degree at National Taiwan University. He studied Roman law and legal history at the University of Glasgow, where he was awarded LLM degree. He obtained his PhD degree at Newcastle University. His thesis examined the theoretical foundation of intellectual property and explored the possible location of GIs in the IP territory.

  • Mahua Zahur is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Law of East West University. Previously she was Lecturer in the School of Law, BRAC University, Bangladesh. She holds an LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Chittagong. Her areas of research focus on intellectual property laws. She has attended many national and international conferences and seminars in this area. She is currently enrolled as an advocate of the Dhaka Bar Association and is a partner in a law chamber in Dhaka.

  • Haiyan Zheng is currently Director of Trademark Examination Division One, Trademark Office, State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), PR China. She has been working for the Trademark Office since 1998, dealing with trademark substantive examination, general affairs, legal affairs, and issues related to GIs of origin consecutively.

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  • Book: Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development, and Culture
  • Online publication: 22 June 2017
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