J. Janewa OseiTutu
Assistant Professor of Law
B.A. University of Toronto
J.D. Queen’s University
LL.M. McGill University
Professor OseiTutu’s scholarship intersects intellectual property law and international law. She teaches contracts and intellectual property.
Professor OseiTutu joined the Florida International University College of Law in 2012. She has extensive practice experience in international and comparative intellectual property law. As Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice Canada, she advised the Canadian Patent and Trademark Office and the Department of Commerce equivalent. She participated in trade negotiations and advised on global intellectual property issues, complex litigation and regulatory reform in the areas of copyright law, patent law, trademark law and geographical indications. Her experience includes corporate commercial practice with one of the leading law firms in Canada as well as corporate practice at a law firm in Ghana, West Africa. She also clerked in international law as an associate legal officer at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania.
Professor OseiTutu holds an LL.M. with distinction in International and Comparative Law from McGill University. She also holds a J.D. from Queen’s University, where she won prizes in Torts and Legal Issues in Canada-U.S. Trade.
Professor OseiTutu’s current research project explores the relationship between intellectual property and cultural values.
Private Rights for Public Health? SMU L. Rev., forthcoming (2013)
Value Divergence in Global Intellectual Property Law, 87 Ind. L. J. 1639 (2012)
A Sui Generis Regime for Traditional Knowledge: the Cultural Divide in Intellectual Property Law, 15 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 147 (2011) “Emerging Scholars Series.” (Top 10 SSRN download, 2010)
An International Instrument to Protect Traditional Knowledge: Is Perpetual Protection a Good Idea? 50 Idea: The Intellectual Property Law Review 697 (2010) (solicited); Reprinted in the Andean Yearbook of Intellectual Property Rights (2011) (Top 10 SSRN download, 2010)
Intellectual Property: a Menace to the Public Domain? 4 Oxford J. of Intell. Prop. L. & Prac. 220 (2009); book review of Charlotte Waelde and Hector MacQueen (eds.), Intellectual Property: The Many Faces of Public Domain