Peter K. Yu, Regents Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, recently joined leading trade experts from around the world at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to officially launch the book Trade in Knowledge: Intellectual Property, Trade and Development in a Transformed Global Economy. Published jointly by the WTO and Cambridge University Press, this new book was edited by Antony Taubman, the director of the WTO Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, and Jayashree Watal, a former counsellor at the Division and Honorary Professor at the National Law University, Delhi in India.
Texas A&M University School of Law is now accepting applications for an LL.M. program with an emphasis in international intellectual property law that will focus on assisting students in developing countries.
Building on previous successful India programs at the law school, the new LL.M. program allows students to participate online from across the globe, and creates access to best-in-class legal education for lawyers in developing countries like India, across South Asia, and elsewhere.
Professor Gabriel Eckstein, director of the Texas A&M Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resource Systems Law Program (EENRSLP) and an expert in international and transboundary water law, recently represented Bolivia at the International Court of Justice public hearings in The Hague, Netherlands.
Eckstein presented to the court in two separate sessions as well as assisting the Bolivian lead counsel during cross-examination.
The fourth annual IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Conference was held on February 9-12 and featured 300 scholars from across the world. The virtual conference was co-hosted by law professor Irene Calboli.
Founded by Texas A&M Law professor Calboli in 2018, the IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) Network co-organized the Fourth IPIRA Conference with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the following academic institutions: International Islamic University Malaysia, Universitas Indonesia; Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Texas A&M University and the University of Geneva. As in previous years, the Conference was additionally supported by a group of distinguished academic institutions in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Interested readers can find the full program of the Conference here and the abstracts here.
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that Professor Irene Calboli has been awarded a Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics for 2021-22 to lecture and research in Helsinki, Finland.
On November 24, 2020, Texas A&M Law Professor Irene Calboli was one of the distinguished speakers to address the Information Session on Geographical Indications. The online session was part of the 43rd Session of the Standing Committee on Trademarks, Industrial Design, and Geographical Indications (SCT) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
In October 2020, Professor Irene Calboli published the Cambridge Handbook of International and Comparative Trademark Law, which she edited with Professor Jane Ginsburg of Columbia Law School.
This past summer, Professor Peter K. Yu, the director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law, visited different parts of Asia to expand the Law School's academic and research ties. He presented his latest scholarship on intellectual property, big data, artificial intelligence, pharmaceutical regulation, and the U.S.-China trade war at leading academic institutions and professional conferences.