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Dr iur (Muenster), Assessor
Reader in International and European Intellectual Property Law; Co-Director of CIPIL; Fellow and Director of Studies (King's College)

Interests

My research, teaching and expert advice focuses on International and European Intellectual Property (IP) protection and development issues, World Trade and Investment Law; as well as on interfaces amongst different legal regimes in international law (see THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, Oxford University Press, 2016). Some of my publications are available online.

Dear prospective PhD students with an interest in research on International, European, UK IP, trade and investment Law: The Faculty welcomes applications to undertake doctoral research across all fields of legal scholarship, including those within my own field of research. For further details of the Faculty’s application process, please see: https://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-research

I try to maximize the practical impact of my research: For many years, I have been serving as a legal expert for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and for other international organizations, with a focus on on tailoring IP law and policy to suit the domestic economic, social, and technological environment. I also advise NGOs as well as developing- and developed country governments on international IP, trade and investment law.

CV / Biography

In 2017, I have been elected to a University Readership in International and European Intellectual Property Law (with effect of 10/2017). At Cambridge, I am Co-Director (together with Lionel Bently) of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), a Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, and Director of Studies and Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge.

Outside Cambridge, I have been elected as Distinguished Fellow at the Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki) for 2016 and 2017. I am also an external research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (Germany) and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (McGill University, Montreal).

I am passionate about a contextual and balanced approach to teaching International, European and UK IP Law. At Cambridge, I teach and supervise International, European and UK IP Law, as well as WTO Law and IP aspects of Global Governance.

For many years now, I have been teaching International IP Law and Policy at

- the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI, Strasbourg),

- the Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre (MIPLC),

- the Universities of Berlin and Alicante, and

- the Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki).

I am a member of the editorial board of the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC) and co-founder of the international IP network at the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL).

Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in 2013, I have held various permanent and visiting faculty positions in academia in Europe, the Americas and Asia: I worked as as a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (2007-2013), as a lecturer in international trade law at the University of Leicester (2005-2007) and a research fellow on IT and Media Law at the University of Muenster, Germany (1999-2005). Next to my recent monograph on THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW (OUP, 2016), and an earlier monograph on European and International IP Law (Peter Lang, 2004), I have published widely in peer-reviewed international academic journals, edited volumes and research handbooks, as well as policy papers and reports for International Organizations and NGOs (with some of my publications available online at http://ssrn.com/author=1144871).

I have been a visiting scholar on WTO-, international trade- and IP law at Universities in Islamabad, Pakistan (2004-2005), Frankfurt, Germany (2007), and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011). I also taught IP and international economic law at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and at the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (IMPRS CI).

Publications

 

Books

"THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN INTERNATIONAL LAW" (Oxford University Press)

"EU Bilateral Trade Agreements and Intellectual Property: For Better or Worse? (Edited Volume)" (Springer International) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Josef Drexl, Soheir Nadde-Phlix (Co-Editors)
Published:
Jan 2013
Publisher:
Springer International

"Nutzergenerierte Inhalte als Gegenstand des Privatrechts – Aktuelle Probleme des Web 2.0 (user-generated content and private law), Edited Volume " (Springer International) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Nadine Klass, Silke von Lewinski (Co-Editors)
Published:
Jan 2010
Publisher:
Springer International

"DER EUROPÄISCHE INVESTITIONSSCHUTZ FÜR DATENBANKEN VOR DEM HINTERGRUND INTERNATIONALER ABKOMMEN (The European Legal Protection of Investments in Databases in Relation to International Treaties on Intellectual Property and International Trade)" (Peter Lang International )

Published:
Mar 2004
Publisher:
Peter Lang International
ISBN:
9783631526972

Articles

"A Trade Agreement Creating Barriers to International Trade? ACTA Border Measures and Goods in Transit " American University International Law Review Vol.26, No.3 (2011), pp. 645-726

Citation:
American University International Law Review Vol.26, No.3 (2011), pp. 645-726
Published:
Jul 2017

"Challenging Compliance with international Intellectual Property Norms in Investor-State Dispute Settlement" Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Investment Protection, Vol.19 No.1 (Spring 2016), pp. 241-277

Citation:
Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Investment Protection, Vol.19 No.1 (Spring 2016), pp. 241-277
Published:
Mar 2016

"The Protection of Intellectual Property and International Investment Law" Guest Editorial for Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Investment Protection, Journal of International Economic Law Vol.19 No.1 (Spring 2016), pp.87-90

Citation:
Guest Editorial for Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Investment Protection, Journal of International Economic Law Vol.19 No.1 (Spring 2016), pp.87-90
Published:
Mar 2016

"Principles for Intellectual Property Provisions in Bilateral and Regional Agreements" European Intellectual Property Review (EIPR), Vol.36 Issue 4 (2014), pp. 207-211

Citation:
European Intellectual Property Review (EIPR), Vol.36 Issue 4 (2014), pp. 207-211
Published:
Sep 2014

"Introducing the Principles for Intellectual Property Provisions in Bilateral and Regional Agreements" International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), Volume 44, Issue 8 (2013), pp. 873-877

Citation:
International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), Volume 44, Issue 8 (2013), pp. 873-877
Published:
Dec 2013

"The International Legal Framework for the Protection of Utility Models" The WIPO Journal, Vol.4 (2013), pp.175-190, [reprinted in: European Intellectual Property Law (edited by Jan Rosen), Edward Elgar (2015), pp 629-644

Citation:
The WIPO Journal, Vol.4 (2013), pp.175-190, [reprinted in: European Intellectual Property Law (edited by Jan Rosen), Edward Elgar (2015), pp 629-644
Published:
Sep 2013

"An International Trade Perspective on Transit Seizures" Tijdschrift op het gebied van Merken- en Modellenrecht / Magazine dans le domaine du droit des marques et modèles (BMM Bulletin), Vol.39 No.3-4 (2013), pp.142-149

Citation:
Tijdschrift op het gebied van Merken- en Modellenrecht / Magazine dans le domaine du droit des marques et modèles (BMM Bulletin), Vol.39 No.3-4 (2013), pp.142-149
Published:
Jul 2013

"A Conflict-of-Laws Approach to Competing Rationalities in International Law: The Case of Plain Packaging between IP, Trade, Investment and Health" Journal of Private International Law, Vol.9 No.2 (2013), pp.309-348

Citation:
Journal of Private International Law, Vol.9 No.2 (2013), pp.309-348
Published:
Jun 2013

"The Role of TRIPS in a Fragmented IP World" International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law Vol.43 No.8 (2012), pp.881-884

Citation:
International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law Vol.43 No.8 (2012), pp.881-884
Published:
Dec 2012

"Internationaler Investitionsschutz und geistiges Eigentum (International Investment Law and Intellectual Property)" Zeitschrift für Geistiges Eigentum (Intellectual Property Journal), Vol.4 No.1 (2012), p. 1-33, [translated into Portuguese (by Karin Grau-Kuntz) and reprinted in REVISTA JURÍDICA DO CESUCA as “PROTEÇÃO INTERNACIONAL DO INVESTIMENTO E PROPRIEDA

Citation:
Zeitschrift für Geistiges Eigentum (Intellectual Property Journal), Vol.4 No.1 (2012), p. 1-33, [translated into Portuguese (by Karin Grau-Kuntz) and reprinted in REVISTA JURÍDICA DO CESUCA as “PROTEÇÃO INTERNACIONAL DO INVESTIMENTO E PROPRIEDA
Published:
Mar 2012

"Opinion of European Academics on ACTA" Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law (JIPITEC) Vol. 2 Issue 1 (2011), pp. 65-72

Co-Author/s:
R. D’Erme, Ch. Geiger, C. Heinze, T. Jaeger, R. Matulionyte, A. Metzger
Citation:
Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law (JIPITEC) Vol. 2 Issue 1 (2011), pp. 65-72
Published:
Sep 2011

"The International Law Relation Between TRIPS and Subsequent TRIPS-Plus Free Trade Agreements: Towards Safeguarding TRIPS Flexibilities?" Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol.18, No.2 (2011), pp. 327-365

Citation:
Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol.18, No.2 (2011), pp. 327-365
Published:
May 2011

"The Role of Atypical Acts in EU External Trade and Intellectual Property Policy " European Journal of International Law, Vol. 21 No.4 (2010), pp. 901-939

Co-Author/s:
Thomas jaeger, Robert Kordic
Citation:
European Journal of International Law, Vol. 21 No.4 (2010), pp. 901-939
Published:
Oct 2010

"China – Intellectual Property Rights: Implications for TRIPS-plus Border Measures" Journal of World Intellectual Property (JWIP) Vol.13, No 5 (2010), pp. 620-638

Citation:
Journal of World Intellectual Property (JWIP) Vol.13, No 5 (2010), pp. 620-638
Published:
Oct 2010

"A Real Partnership for Development? Sustainable Development as Treaty Objective in European Economic Partnership Agreements and Beyond " the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), Vol. 13 No.1 (March 2010), pp. 139-180

Citation:
the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), Vol. 13 No.1 (March 2010), pp. 139-180
Published:
Mar 2010

"Policing Patents Worldwide? EC Border Measures against Transiting Generic Drugs under EC- and WTO Intellectual Property Regimes" International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, (IIC) Vol.40, No.5 (2009), pp. 502-538, 37 pages

Co-Author/s:
Thomas Jaeger
Citation:
International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, (IIC) Vol.40, No.5 (2009), pp. 502-538, 37 pages
Published:
Aug 2009

"Time for a Paradigm Shift? Exploring Maximum Standards in International Intellectual Property Protection" published in the Journal Trade, Law and Development (JTLD), Vol.1 No.1 (2009), pp.56-102

Citation:
published in the Journal Trade, Law and Development (JTLD), Vol.1 No.1 (2009), pp.56-102
Published:
Mar 2009

"A Pirate of the Caribbean? The Attractions of Suspending TRIPS Obligations " Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), Vol.11 No.2 (2008), pp. 313-364

Citation:
Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), Vol.11 No.2 (2008), pp. 313-364
Published:
May 2008

"The Role of Chairman’s Statements in the WTO " Journal of World Trade, Vol.41 No.3 (2007), pp. 475-534

Citation:
Journal of World Trade, Vol.41 No.3 (2007), pp. 475-534
Published:
Sep 2007

"Materielle Gegenseitigkeit bei Immaterialgüterrechten gegenüber internationalem Handelsrecht – Zum Rechtsschutz amerikanischer Datenbankhersteller in der EU (Reciprocal protection of Intellectual Property Rights versus international Obligations) " Archiv für Urheber und Medienrecht (UFITA) No. III (2004), pp. 859-900

Citation:
Archiv für Urheber und Medienrecht (UFITA) No. III (2004), pp. 859-900
Published:
Sep 2004

"Electronic Agents and the Legal Protection of Non-creative Databases " International Journal of Law and Information Technology (JLIT) – Special Issue on Electronic Agents, Vol.9 No.3 (2001), pp. 295-326

Citation:
International Journal of Law and Information Technology (JLIT) – Special Issue on Electronic Agents, Vol.9 No.3 (2001), pp. 295-326
Published:
Sep 2001

"Markenrecht versus Domainrecht – ein Plädoyer für die Paradigmen des Markenrechts im Rechtsvergleich (Trademark Law versus Law of Domain Names)" Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis (WRP), Vol.46 No.9 (2000), pp. 816-824

Citation:
Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis (WRP), Vol.46 No.9 (2000), pp. 816-824
Published:
Aug 2000

Book Chapters

"Patentability of Pharmaceutical Inventions Under TRIPS: Domestic Court Practice as a Test for International Policy Space, (co-author: Roberto Romandini)" in , Contemporary Issues in Pharmaceutical Patent Law (edited by Bryan Mercurio, Daria Kim) (Routlege (2017)), pp. 9-46

Publisher:
Routlege (2017)
Pages:
9-46
Published Date:
Oct 2017

"Intellectual Property and Trade in a Post-TRIPS Environment" in , TRIPS plus 20 - From Trade Rules to Market Principles (edited by Hanns Ullrich, Reto Hilty, Josef Drexl and Matthias Lamping) (Springer International), pp. 163-184

Publisher:
Springer International
Pages:
163-184
Published Date:
Oct 2016

"The CARIFORUM – EU Economic Partnership Agreement (co-author: Chantal Ononaiwu)" in , Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements (edited by Lorand Bartels and Bryan Mercurio) (Cambridge University Press), pp. 133-160

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
133-160
Published Date:
Sep 2016

"Investment Law and Intellectual Property Rights" in , International Investment Law (edited by Bungenberg, Griebel, Hobe & Reinisch) (C. H. Beck, Hart, Nomos) (Ed), pp. 1692-1714

Publisher:
C. H. Beck, Hart, Nomos
Pages:
1692-1714
Published Date:
Jun 2015

"Intellectual Property Offences" in , Handbook on Transnational Criminal Law (edited by N Boister, R Currie) (Routlege (2015)) (Ed), pp. 312-327

Publisher:
Routlege (2015)
Pages:
312-327
Published Date:
Apr 2015

"Overlaps and Conflict Norms in Human Rights Law: Approaches of European Courts to Address Intersections with Intellectual Property Rights" in , Research handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property (edited by Christophe Geiger) (Edward Elgar) (Ed), pp. 70-88

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Pages:
70-88
Published Date:
Nov 2014

"The Legal Framework for IP Enforcement: Border Measures" in , The ACTA and the Plurilateral Enforcement Agenda (edited by P Roffe, J Seuba) (Cambridge University Press), pp. 88-99

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
88-99
Published Date:
Jul 2014

"The Impact of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on the Legal Framework for IP Enforcement in the European Union, (co-authors: R. D’Erme, Ch. Geiger, C. Heinze, T. Jaeger, R. Matulionyte, A. Metzger)" in , Constructing European Intellectual Property Law (edited by Christophe Geiger) (Edward Elgar), pp. 394-408

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Pages:
394-408
Published Date:
Sep 2013

"Criminal Enforcement and International Intellectual Property Law – From TRIPS to ACTA " in , Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property (edited by Christophe Geiger) (Edward Elgar), pp. 171-190

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Pages:
171-190
Published Date:
Apr 2012

"The Concept of Sustainable Development in International IP Law: New Approaches from EU Economic Partnership Agreements?" in , The Structure of Intellectual Property Law – Can One Size Fit All? (edited by A Kur, V Mizaras) (Edward Elgar), pp. 308-342

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Pages:
308-342
Published Date:
Sep 2011

"Protecting Intellectual Property under BITs, FTAs, and TRIPS: Conflicting Regimes or Mutual Coherence?" in , Evolution in Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration (edited by C Brown, K Miles) (Cambridge University Press), pp. 485-515

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
485-515
Published Date:
Apr 2011

"Enough is Enough – The Notion of Binding Ceilings in International Intellectual Property Protection (co-author: Annette Kur)" in , Intellectual Property Rights in a Fair World Trade System (edited by A Kur, M Levin) (Edward Elgar), pp. 359-407 [reprinted in M Krajewski & B Mercurio, The Library of Essays on International Trade Law and Policy, (Ashgate 2014)]

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Pages:
359-407 [reprinted in M Krajewski & B Mercurio, The Library of Essays on International Trade Law and Policy, (Ashgate 2014)]
Published Date:
Feb 2011

"Assessing the Need for a General Public Interest Exception in the TRIPS Agreement" in , Intellectual Property Rights in a Fair World Trade System (edited by A Kur, M Levin) (Edward Elgar), pp. 168-207

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Pages:
168-207
Published Date:
Feb 2011

"‘Gambling’ with Sovereignty: Complying with International Obligations or Upholding National Autonomy" in , International Economic Law and National Autonomy (edited by S Frankel, M Kolksy Lewis) (Cambridge University Press), pp. 141-166

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
141-166
Published Date:
Oct 2010

"Re-delineation of the Role of Stakeholders: IP Enforcement Beyond Exclusive Rights" in , Intellectual Property Enforcement - International Perspectives (edited by Carlos Correa and Xuan Li) (Edward Elgar), pp. 43-61

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Pages:
43-61
Published Date:
Sep 2009

"Access to Knowledge under the International Copyright Regime, the WIPO Development Agenda and the European Communities’ new External Trade and IP Policy" in , Research Handbook on the Future of EU Copyright (edited by Estelle Derclaye) (Edward Elgar), pp. 575-613

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Pages:
575-613
Published Date:
May 2009

"Proportionality and Balancing within the Objectives of Intellectual Property Protection" in , Intellectual Property and Human Rights (2nd Edition), edited by Paul Torremanns (Kluwer Law International ), pp. 161-194 [reprinted in the third edition (2015), pp. 185-220]

Publisher:
Kluwer Law International
Pages:
161-194 [reprinted in the third edition (2015), pp. 185-220]
Published Date:
Jun 2008

"Immaterialgüter-, Wettbewerbs- und Verbraucherschutz- Kollisionsrecht sowie gerichtliche Zuständigkeit bei Internet-Sachverhalten (co-author: T Hoeren)" in , Electronic Business in Europe (edited by M Lehmann) (C. H. Beck), pp. 301-334

Publisher:
C. H. Beck
Pages:
301-334
Published Date:
Sep 2002

Conference Papers

"Litigating Intellectual Property Rights in Investor-State Arbitration: From Plain Packaging to Patent Revocation (July 8, 2014). Fourth Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Working Paper No. 2014-21" ()

Published:
Jul 2014

"The (Non) Use of Treaty Object and Purpose in Intellectual Property Disputes in the WTO, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 11-15, (September 28, 2011)" (IDLO Conference on Sustainable Development Law)

Published:
Jun 2011
Conference:
IDLO Conference on Sustainable Development Law

"Enough is Enough – The Notion of Binding Ceilings in International Intellectual Property Protection, together with Annette Kur, (December 8, 2008). Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper No.09-01" (NYU Workshop on Ceilings in International IP Law)

Published:
Apr 2009
Conference:
NYU Workshop on Ceilings in International IP Law

"A Comparative Analysis of Policy Space in WTO Law (November 26, 2008) Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law Research Paper No. 08-02, pp.1-68" (Annual Conference of the Association for Teaching and Research in IP)

Published:
Jul 2008
Conference:
Annual Conference of the Association for Teaching and Research in IP

"The European Draft Common Frame of Reference – a Source of Comparative Law; a new Option for Choosing the Applicable Law; or a Template for a European Civil Code? ISCOM Conference Proceedings (2008)" (International Seminar on Comparative Laws - Towards Interaction and Convergence of Legal Systems, (2008) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia))

Published:
Mar 2008
Conference:
International Seminar on Comparative Laws - Towards Interaction and Convergence of Legal Systems, (2008) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Reports

Utility Model Protection – A Feasible Option for Incentivising Incremental Innovation? June 2012, pp.1-97

Published:
Jun 2012
Body / Institution:
World Intellectual Property Organisation

Sustainable Development in International Intellectual Property Law – New Approaches From EU Economic Partnership Agreements?

Published:
Oct 2010
Body / Institution:
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Policy Space for Domestic Public Interests Measures under TRIPS

Published:
Jul 2009
Body / Institution:
South Centre (Geneva)

Suspending IP Obligations under TRIPS: A viable Alternative to Enforce Prevailing WTO Rulings?

Published:
May 2008
Body / Institution:
Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Geneva

Intellectual Property Aspects of Socio-Economic Research

Co-Author/s:
N Gnädig, K Knorpp and M Giannakoulis
Published:
Dec 2004
Reference Number:
IES Report No.413 (2004)
Body / Institution:
6th EU Framework Programme - RESPECT Project

Copyright Aspects of Hyperlinking

Published:
Sep 2001
Reference Number:
Electronic Commerce legal Issues Platform, Vol.1, Lit Verlag (2001), pp. 1-33
Body / Institution:
6th EU Framework Programme - ECLIP Project