Book Launch: The BRICS-Lawyers’ Guide to Global Cooperation

Cambridge University Press has just published a new collective volume regarding the BRICS legal arena, suggestively entitled “The BRICS-Lawyers’ Guide to Global Cooperation”. Its editors are: Rostam J. Neuwirth (University of Macau), Alexandr Svetlicinii (University of Macau) and Denis De Castro Halis (University of Macau). In the international trade and development arena, new and developing… Read More Book Launch: The BRICS-Lawyers’ Guide to Global Cooperation

Can Investors Use the Proposed Unified Patent Court for Treaty Shopping?

Pratyush Nath Upreti*, Upreti & Associates In recent years, there have been several discussions on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) and its impact on states’ sovereign right to regulate. The latest cases of Philip Morris and Eli Lilly are evident where intellectual property claims were brought under the scrutiny of investment tribunals. These cases have received greater attention,… Read More Can Investors Use the Proposed Unified Patent Court for Treaty Shopping?

Right to Regulation & Investment Court System: Alternative to ISDS? (Part I)

   by Pratyush Nath Upreti, Upreti & Associates* Intellectual Property is sexy! Its romantic endeavor with other branches of law makes it appealing for IP scholars. This romance can be seen through the lens of the global Intellectual property regime. In today’s industrialized world, the landscape of the intellectual property is changing. Mostly, all forms of… Read More Right to Regulation & Investment Court System: Alternative to ISDS? (Part I)