J. Janewa OseiTutu
Assistant Professor of Law
B.A. University of Toronto
J.D. Queen’s University
LL.M. McGill University
Professor OseiTutu teaches contracts, and various intellectual property law courses. Her scholarship intersects intellectual property law, international law, and trade law.
Professor OseiTutu joins FIU College of Law after two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While there, she also taught Trade Law at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Professor OseiTutu has extensive practice experience in international and comparative intellectual property law. As Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice Canada, she participated in international trade negotiations and advised on 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 has 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.
Professor OseiTutu’s current research contemplates the treatment of corporate intellectual property rights in the context of a human rights framework.
Private Rights for the Public Good? SMU Law Rev. (forthcoming) (Top 10 SSRN download, IP-Other, 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, IP – Other, 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, IP – Other, 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.