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Recent Publications by Prof. Peter K. Yu (2007-2015)

Book Series

   • Elgar Intellectual Property and Global Development Series (published by Edward Elgar Publishing)
   • Elgar Law, Technology and Society Series (published by Edward Elgar Publishing)


   • Intellectual Property Law (Lexis-Nexis 2015) (with John T. Cross, Doris E. Long and Greg R. Vetter)
   • The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines (Edward Elgar Publishing 2013) (edited with Obijiofor Aginam and John Harrington) 

   • Global Issues in Intellectual Property Law (Thomson West 2010) (with John T. Cross, Amy Landers and Michael S. Mireles)

   • Intellectual Property and Information Wealth: Issues and Practices in the Digital Age 
     (Praeger Publishers 2007) (4-volume reference book set)


   • The WIPO Journal: Analysis of Intellectual Property Issues (published by Sweet & Maxwell in association with the World Intellectual Property Organization)

Articles and Book Chapters

   • Towards the Seamless Global Distribution of Cloud Content, in Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing 180 (Anne S.Y. Cheung & Rolf H. Weber eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2015)

   • Intellectual Property and Confucianism, in Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests, and Intersections 247 (Irene Calboli & Srividhya Ragavan eds., Cambridge University Press 2015)
   • Intellectual Property Training and Education for Social Justice, in Intellectual Property, Entrepreneurship, and Social Justice: From Swords to Ploughshares 140 (Lateef Mtima ed., Edward Elgar Publishing 2015)
   • The Non-multilateral Approach to International Intellectual Property Norm-setting, in Research Handbook on International Intellectual Property Law 83 (Daniel J. Gervais ed., Edward Elgar Publishing 2015)
   • Digital Copyright Enforcement Measures and Their Human Rights Threats, in Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property 455 (Christophe Geiger ed., Edward Elgar Publishing 2015)
   • Sinic Trade Agreements and China's Global Intellectual Property Strategy, in Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region 247 (Christoph Antons & Reto M. Hilty eds., Springer 2015) 

   • How Copyright Law May Affect Pop Music Without Our Knowing It, 83 UMKC L. Rev. 363 (2014)
   • Intellectual Property Geographies, 6 WIPO J. 1 (2014)
   • Why Are the TRIPS Enforcement Provisions Ineffective?, in Research Handbook on Cross-Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property 770 (Paul Torremans ed., Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)

   • Déjà Vu in the International Intellectual Property Regime, in The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property 113 (Matthew David & Debora Halbert‏ eds., Sage Publications 2014)

   • The International Enclosure of China’s Innovation Space, in Innovation and Intellectual Property in China: Strategies, Contexts and Challenges 236 (Ken Shao & Feng Xiaoqing eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)

   • The ACTA Committee, in The Plurilateral Enforcement Agenda: The Genesis and Aftermath of ACTA 142 (Pedro Roffe & Xavier Seuba eds., Cambridge University Press 2014)

   • Can the Canadian UGC Exception Be Transplanted Abroad?, 26 Intell. Prop. J. 177 (2014)

   • Moral Rights 2.0, 1 Texas A&M L. Rev. 873 (2014) 

   • TPP and Trans-Pacific Perplexities, 37 Fordham Int’l L.J. 1129 (2014)

   • The Strategic and Discursive Contributions of the Max Planck Principles for Intellectual Property Provisions in Bilateral and Regional Agreements, 62 Drake L. Rev. Discourse 20 (2014)

   • Virotech Patents, Viropiracy, and Viral Sovereignty, 45 Ariz. St. L.J. 1563 ( 2014)
   • The Curious Case of Fake Beijing Olympics Merchandise, in Trademark Protection and Territoriality Challenges in a Global Economy 259 (Irene Calboli & Edward Lee eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)
   • The ACTA/TPP Country Clubs, in Access to Information and Knowledge: 21st Century Challenges in Intellectual Property and Knowledge Governance 258 (Dana Beldiman ed., Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)
   • Trade Agreement Cats and the Digital Technology Mouse, in Science and Technology in International Economic Law: Balancing Competing Interests 185 (Bryan Mercurio & Ni Kuei-Jung eds., Routledge 2014)
   • EU Economic Partnership Agreements and International Human Rights, in EU Bilateral Trade Agreements and Intellectual Property: For Better or Worse? 109 (Josef Drexl, Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan & Souheir Nadde-Phlix eds., Springer 2014)
   • The Middle Intellectual Property Powers, in Law and Development in Middle-Income Countries: Avoiding the Middle-Income Trap 84 (Tom Ginsburg & Randall Peerenboom eds., Cambridge University Press 2014) 

   • The First Decade of TRIPS in China, in China and Global Trade Governance: China’s First Decade in the World Trade Organization 126 (Zeng Ka & Liang Wei eds., Routledge 2013)

   • Building the Ladder: Three Decades of Development of the Chinese Patent System, 5 WIPO J. 1 (2013)

   • Taking ATRIP Down Memory Lane, 4 WIPO J. 277 (2013)

   • Five Oft-repeated Questions About China’s Recent Rise as a Patent Power, 2013 Cardozo L. Rev. De Novo 78

   • The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS and the Rugged Road Ahead: An Epilogue, in The Global Governance of HIV/ AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines 223 (Obijiofor Aginam, John Harrington & Peter K. Yu eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2013)
   • Building IPC4D to Promote Access to Essential Medicines, in The Global Governance of HIV/ AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines 200 (Obijiofor Aginam, John Harrington & Peter K. Yu eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2013)
   • Intellectual Property Training and Education for Development, 27 Am. U. Int’l L. Rev. 311 (2012)
   • Enforcement, Enforcement, What Enforcement?, 52 IDEA 369 (2012) (inaugural distinguished lecture)
   • The Confucian Challenge to Intellectual Property Reforms, 4 WIPO J. 1 (2012)
   • Shaping Chinese Criminal Enforcement Norms Through the TRIPS Agreement, in Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research 286 (Christophe Geiger ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012)
   • The Rise and Decline of the Intellectual Property Powers, 34 Campbell L. Rev. 525 (2012)
   • The Alphabet Soup of Transborder Intellectual Property Enforcement, 60 Drake L. Rev. Discourse 16 (2012)
   • Region Codes and the Territorial Mess, 30 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 187 (2012)
   • Intellectual Property and Human Rights in the Nonmultilateral Era, 64 Fla. L. Rev. 1045 (2012)
   • Intellectual Property and Asian Values, 16 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 329 (2012)

   • No Personality Rights for Pop Stars in Hong Kong?, in The New Law of Brands and Reputation in the Asia Pacific Rim 64 (Andrew Kenyon, Ng-Loy Wee Loon & Megan Richardson eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012) 

   • Are Developing Countries Playing a Better TRIPS Game?, 16 UCLA J. Int’l L. & Foreign Aff. 311 (2011)

   • The Middle Kingdom and the Intellectual Property World, 13 Or. Rev. Int’l L. 209 (2011) (keynote opening address)
   • ACTA and Its Complex Politics, 3 WIPO J. 1 (2011)
   • Six Secret (and Now Open) Fears of ACTA, 64 SMU L. Rev. 975 (2011)
   • The TRIPS Enforcement Dispute, 89 Neb. L. Rev. 1201 (2011)

   • TRIPS and Its Achilles’ Heel, 18 J. Intell. Prop. L. 479 (2011)

   • TRIPS Enforcement and Developing Countries, 26 Am. U. Int’l L. Rev. 727 (2011)

   • Digital Copyright and Confuzzling Rhetoric, 13 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 881 (2011)

   • The U.S.-China Dispute over TRIPS Enforcement, in IP Enforcement and Awareness Raising in Asia 239 (Christoph Antons ed., Kluwer Law International, 2011)

   • Sinic Trade Agreements, 43 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 953 (2011)

   • Moral Rights 2.0, in Landmark IP Cases and Their Legacy 13 (Christopher Heath & Anselm Kamperman Sanders eds., Kluwer Law International 2011) 

   • Digital Copyright Reform and Legal Transplants in Hong Kong, 48 U. Louisville L. Rev. 693 (2010)

   • Enforcement, Economics and Estimates, 2 WIPO J. 1 (2010)

   • The Objectives and Principles of the TRIPS Agreement, in Research Handbook on the Protection of Intellectual Property Under WTO Rules 149 (Carlos M. Correa ed., Edward Elgar Publishing 2010) 

   • The Graduated Response, 62 Fla. L. Rev. 1373 (2010)

   • The Political Economy of Data Protection, 84 Chicago-Kent L. Rev. 777 (2010) 

   • Promoting Internet Freedom Through the Copyright System, eJournal USA, June 2010, at 7 (Translations in Arabic, Chinese, French, Persian, and Spanish

   • Intellectual Property Reforms in China, in Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development: Development Agendas in a Changing World 37 (Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz & Pedro Roffe eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2009)

   • The Objectives and Principles of the TRIPS Agreement, 46 Hous. L. Rev. 979 (2009) 

   • The Global Intellectual Property Order and Its Undetermined Future, 1 WIPO J. 1 (2009) 

   • A Tale of Two Development Agendas, 35 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 465 (2009) (Dean’s Lecture Series)

   • Building Intellectual Property Coalitions for Development, in Strategies for Implementing WIPO’s Development Agenda 79 (Jeremy de Beer ed., Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009)

   • Cultural Relics, Intellectual Property, and Intangible Heritage, 81 Temple L. Rev. 433 (2008) 

   • Intellectual Property, Foreign Direct Investment and the China Exception, in The Global Challenge of Intellectual Property Rights 153 (Robert C. Bird & Subhash C. Jain eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2008) 

   • International and Comparative Aspects of Trademark Dilution Law, 17 Transnat’l L. and Contemp. Prob. 603 (2008) (with Mark D. Janis) 

 • Access to Medicines, BRICS Alliances, and Collective Action, 34 Am. J.L. & Med. 345 (2008)

   • Three Questions That Will Make You Rethink the U.S.-China Intellectual Property Debate, 7 J. Marshall Rev. Intel. Prop. L. 412 (2008)

   • Challenges to the Development of a Human-Rights Framework for Intellectual Property, in Intellectual Property and Human Rights 77 (Paul L.C. Torremans ed., Kluwer Law International 2008) 

   • Teaching International Intellectual Property Law, 52 St. Louis U. L.J. 923 (2008) 

   • What Ifs and Other Alternative Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Stories: Foreword, 2008 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1

   • Ten Common Questions About Intellectual Property and Human Rights, 23 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 709 (2007)

   • Competition Law and Copyright Misuse, in Un Cocktail de Droit d’Auteurs 55 (Ysolde Gendreau ed., Les Éditions Thémis, 2007), reprinted with modifications in 56 Drake L. Rev. 427 (2008) (with John T. Cross)

   • International Enclosure, the Regime Complex, and Intellectual Property Schizophrenia, 2007 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1 

   • Intellectual Property, Economic Development, and the China Puzzle, in Intellectual Property, Trade and Development: Strategies to Optimize Economic Development in a TRIPS Plus Era 173 (Daniel J. Gervais ed., Oxford University Press 2007) 

   • The International Enclosure Movement, 82 Ind. L.J. 827 (2007) 

   • Reconceptualizing Intellectual Property Interests in a Human Rights Framework, 40 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1039 (2007) 

   • Digital Piracy and the Copyright Response, in Internet and Governance in Asia—A Critical Reader 340 (Indrajit Banerjee ed., AMIC 2007) 

   • Five Disharmonizing Trends in the International Intellectual Property Regime, in 4 Intellectual Property and Information Wealth: Issues and Practices in the Digital Age 73 (Peter K. Yu ed., Praeger Publishers 2007)

Position Papers

   • Digital Copyright and the Parody Exception in Hong Kong: Accommodating the Needs and Interests of Internet Users (2013) (commissioned by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong)

   • Copyright Protection in the Digital Environment: Creating a Better Digital Future for Hong Kong (2008) (commissioned by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong) 

   • Digital Copyright Reform in Hong Kong: Promoting Creativity Without Sacrificing Free Speech (2007) (commissioned by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong)

Recent Publications by Prof. Shontavia Johnson


   • Trademark Territoriality in Cyberspace: An Internet Framework for Common Law Trademarks, 29 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1253 (2014)

   • Memetic Theory, Trademarks & the Viral Meme Mark, 13 J. Marshall Rev. Intel. Prop. 96 (2013)

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