2021 · Geographical Indications · International Intellectual Property Law · Trademark · Trademark Law · Trademarks · TRIPS Agreement · WTO

Ghana’s Accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement [Updated*]

Earlier this month, on the 3rd of November 2021, Ghana deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement) of 2015. The Geneva Act will thus enter into force, with respect to Ghana, 3 months after its accession… Continue reading Ghana’s Accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement [Updated*]

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2021 · Intellectual Property · International Intellectual Property Law · International Investment Law · IP Policy · Trademark · TRIPS Agreement

The Interface between Intellectual Property and Investment Law

Hi everyone, This is just a quick announcement about my first monograph titled the Interface between Intellectual Property and Investment Law which has just been published by Edward Elgar. The book critically examines how investment tribunals (should) engage with the rules of international intellectual property law when resolving investment disputes involving intellectual property rights. If… Continue reading The Interface between Intellectual Property and Investment Law

2021 · Brexit · European Union · Intellectual Property · International Intellectual Property Law · TRIPS Agreement · United Kingdom

Intellectual Property in the EU-UK (Brexit) Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Happy new year to you, dear reader. So, I have had the chance to quickly look through the intellectual property provisions of the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA). I read the version of the TCA that is available on the UK government’s website here dated 24 December 2020. The analysis below is based on… Continue reading Intellectual Property in the EU-UK (Brexit) Trade and Cooperation Agreement