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Professor Yu Named General Editor of World Intellectual Property Organization Journal

Peter K. Yu, the Kern family chair in intellectual property law and founding director of the Drake Intellectual Property Law Center, has been named the general editor of The WIPO Journal: Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues.

This new, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal is a joint effort of the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations and Sweet & Maxwell, a Thomson Reuters legal publisher. More information about the journal is available at

The WIPO Journal seeks to explore current hot topics and controversies affecting IP developments throughout the world. It welcomes original writings across a wide spectrum of disciplines, covering legal, policy, economic, social and technical issues.

The journal's editorial board includes an international group of distinguished IP academics and professionals, including: Pravin Anand (India); Guillermo Cabanellas (Argentina); Thomas Cottier (Switzerland); David Llewelyn (United Kingdom); Keith Maskus (United States); Jan Rosén (Sweden); Joseph Straus (Germany); John Tessensohn (Japan); and Brian Wafawarowa (South Africa).

Established in fall 2007, the Drake Intellectual Property Law Center offers an innovative globally oriented curriculum, providing students with a solid foundation in both the theoretical and practical aspects of intellectual property law. The center serves as an international hub for research and education in the intellectual property area.

Most recently, the U.S. News and World Reports ranks the center among the top 25 intellectual property law programs in the United States. The center has also launched a new LL.M./M.J. Program in Intellectual Property Law, which aims to bring to the campus young lawyers and legal scholars from around the world.

Professor Yu, the center's director, is a leading expert in international intellectual property and communications law. A prolific scholar and an award-winning teacher, he is the author or editor of three books and more than 60 law review articles and book chapters. He also sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Copyright Society of the U.S.A and the Journal of World Intellectual Property, both peer-edited journals.

He has spoken at events organized by U.N. organizations, national governments, and leading research institutions from around the world. His lectures and presentations have spanned more than fifteen countries on five continents, and his publications have been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Yu teaches intellectual property law frequently outside the United States. He is currently a Wenlan scholar chair professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China, and a visiting professor of law at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law.
Date Posted: 7/28/2009
Last Modified: 7/28/2009 3:00:00 PM by Brian Fodrey