In May 2022, Texas A&M Law Professor Irene Calboli was invited as an Expert to the 42nd Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
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.
The recently published article The Most-Cited Legal Scholars Revisited from the University of Chicago Law Review lists Texas A&M Law Professor Peter K. Yu sixth among the most-cited legal scholars born after 1970 across all fields.
The study was conducted by Fred Shapiro, Associate Library Director at Yale Law School and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations.
In late May, the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at the , in collaboration with the Haifa Centre for Law and Technology at the University of Haifa in Israel, will hold a pre-launch of the book Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Global Inequality.
This pre-launch event, entitled "Inequality Through IP: A New Policy Lever?" is organized by Professor Benoliel and Professors Robert Burrell and Dev Gangjee of the University of Oxford. More information is available online.
On March 24-27, 2021, Professor Irene Calboli co-organized the Third Annual IPIRA Conference. Hosted virtually by the IP & Innovation Research of Asia (IPIRA) Network, the Third IPIRA Conference gathered over 300 presenters, chairs, and participants from Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
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.
This year, the 18th Annual Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium (WIPIP), co-organized by Professors Glynn Lunney and Irene Calboli in partnership with American University’s Professor Christine Haight Farley and University of Utah University’s Professor Jorge Contreras, was a virtual event held over two successive weekends, February 11-13 and 18-20, 2021.
Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Irene Calboli's book, The Cambridge Handbook of International and Comparative Trademark Law, was selected as IPKat's 2020 Best Book on Trade Mark Law.
In 2018, Calboli was recognized for her book, The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives. According to Calboli, it is very rare to be acknowledged numerous times.
"The Annual Book Awards by the IPKat Blogs are amongst the most relevant awards in the IP fields and are widely recognized by IP practitioners and academics across the world. Many excellent books are usually selected as finalists and only very few are selected as winners. I am very happy that my book has been selected as this year winner," says Calboli.
The book can be used by professors teaching courses in International IP and Trademark Law. It may also be used by professionals practicing in the area, mostly trademark law professionals, and by researchers conducting research in the field.
"We were very fortunate that we could work with a stellar group of contributors, without question the who is who list of trademark law professors and professionals. This made our work very interesting and fun," says Calboli.
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).