OseiTutu Serves as Part of a Panel on Intellectual Property Enforcement

FIU Law Professor J. OseiTutu presented her current scholarship at the ASU Conference on the International Aspects of IP Law held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The global conference, sponsored by the Center for Law, Science & Innovation and the Center for Law and Global Affairs at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, together with the American Society of International Law and the International Law Association (American Branch), was attended by experts on international intellectual property from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and across the United States.

As part of a panel on intellectual property enforcement, OseiTutu focused her presentation on counterfeit medicines and intellectual property rights.“Through multilateral and bilateral trade-related treaties we have seen increased intellectual property rights, and a trend towards a greater role for governments in enforcing these private intangible rights, rather than leaving it to the rights holders,” she said. Using counterfeit medicines as an example, she continued by advocating greater transparency in the discussions relating to increased government enforcement of private intellectual property rights.

Other topics discussed included intellectual property enforcement, intellectual property in the world trading system, the role of bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral intellectual property law treaties, intellectual property protection over the Internet, and the role of intellectual property in promoting development and protecting cultural knowledge.

“The Conference on the International Aspects of Intellectual Property Law brought together academics, attorneys, and students to discuss a variety of current issues in international intellectual property law.  I am delighted that I was able to attend because it was a terrific opportunity to exchange ideas with a number of well-known international intellectual property scholars,” said OseiTutu.

Professor OseiTutu, who teaches contracts and international intellectual property, focuses her scholarship on international law, international trade law and intellectual property law.

For more information about the conference, visit the ASU Conference website.


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