Prof. Peter K. Yu

Professor of Law

Co-Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University School of Law




[ book endorsements ]

李亞虹(編),版權、網絡和權利平衡 (2016)


Miranda Forsyth and Sue Farran, Weaving Intellectual Property Policy in Small Island Developing States (Intersentia 2015)

"This insightful and refreshingly original study offers a rare glimpse of the intellectual property developments in Pacific island countries. Drawing on years of field research, Forsyth and Farran document the considerable mismatch between the high intellectual property standards demanded by the global North and the actual needs and realities of small island developing states. In addition to providing eye-opening details on indigenous communities, traditional practices and customary norms and institutions, the book challenges us to rethink the concepts of intellectual property and development. Highly recommended!"

Danny Friedman, Trademarks and Social Media: Towards Algorithmic Justice (Edward Elgar Publishing 2015)

"This timely monograph not only shows the need to adapt trademark law and enforcement to social media and the ever-evolving digital environment, but also why the existing legal regime fails to offer trademarked logos adequate protection. Refreshing, provocative and passionately argued. The book will be of interest to anybody interested in intellectual property law and policy and the interplay of law and technology."

Google and the World Brain (Polar Star Films 2013)

"This beautifully shot and carefully conceived documentary problematizes the role the Google Books project has played in our society. Whether you are a supporter or a critic, Ben Lewis' timely and highly engaging film will provoke you to think more deeply about the future of the digital world. Highly recommended!"

Dana Beldiman (ed.), Innovation, Competition and Collaboration (Edward Elgar Publishing 2015)

"This timely collection guides us to rethink the role of intellectual property law in a shared knowledge environment. Covering a wide range of topics—from smartphone wars to fashion design and from synthetic biology to digital content—this book greatly advances our understanding of open and collaborative innovation."

Christopher May, The Rule of Law: The Common Sense of Global Politics (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014) 

"The rule of law is a commonsensical concept that has been widely used, frequently contested and sometimes mistranslated. In this highly recommended book, Christopher May provides a comprehensive yet critical study of the rhetoric, discourse and politics surrounding the rule of law. Providing a broad coverage, this book is of great interest to anybody who cares about technical assistance programmes, post-conflict justice, anti-terrorism efforts and the legal transition in China and Russia. It deserves a thorough read cover-to-cover."

Teshager W. Dagne, Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge in the Global Economy: Translating Geographical Indications for Development (Routledge 2015)

"This carefully researched book is a rare attempt to examine the role geographical indications can play in protecting traditional knowledge. The analysis is timely, balanced and insightful, and it captures well the ongoing international debate. The book should be of interest to anybody who cares about intellectual property, international trade, agricultural production, food security or cultural preservation."

Burcu Kılıç, Boosting Pharmaceutical Innovation in the Post-TRIPS Era: Real-Life Lessons for the Developing World (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)

"This important and thought-provoking book reminds us of the need to better integrate intellectual property policy into our innovation system. Drawing on innovation theory, patent literature and detailed case studies, Burcu Kılıç provides a sophisticated analysis of pharmaceutical development that underscores the importance of complementary factors, economic realities and local technological capabilities. The book is a must-read for anybody struggling with reforms at the intersection of intellectual property, public health and development."

Robert C. Bird, Daniel R. Cahoy & Jamie Darin Prenkert (eds), Law, Business and Human Rights: Bridging the Gap (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)

"This timely book provides a rare but important contribution to the debate on business and human rights. Featuring insightful essays written by law professors teaching in business schools, the collection covers a wide array of issues ranging from corruption to conflict minerals and from labour standards to corporate social responsibility. Highly recommended."

Stefan Luginbuehl & Peter Ganea, Patent Law in Greater China (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)

"Patent Law in Greater China provides some of the most comprehensive, up-to-date and contextualized analyses of Chinese patent law. Featuring expert contributors with diverse backgrounds and deep inside knowledge, this edited volume strikes a good balance between scholarly analysis and practical tips. The book should be on the desk of everybody who handles patent-related matters in Greater China."

Marc H. Greenberg, Comic Art, Creativity and the Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014)

"Comic Art, Creativity and the Law is a highly welcome addition to the literature on the development of comic art. The book stands out in its knowledge of the comic industry and analysis of the legal challenges confronting creative artists. You will enjoy reading it whether you are an art law specialist or a Spiderman fan."

Tshimanga Kongolo, African Contributions in Shaping the Worldwide Intellectual Property System (Ashgate 2013)

"This well-written book provides an insightful, comprehensive and up-to-date account of Africa's contributions to the development of domestic, regional and international intellectual property standards. Its publication cannot be more timely in view of the recent emergence of the African Group. For those who consider African countries passive takers of international norms shaped in the developed world, Tshimanga Kongolo's informative account will make you rethink your assumptions. The book is a rare gem in the literature of international intellectual property law and policy."

Rami M. Olwan, Intellectual Property and Development: Theory and Practice (Springer 2013)

"Rami Olwan has provided a rich, passionately written and culturally sensitive account of the relationship between intellectual property and development. The case study on Jordan is unique, and the concrete policy recommendations at the end of the volume are highly practical. It is also welcoming to read the author's pro-active discussion of open access initiatives, which are increasingly important in the developing world. This timely and informative book will be of great interest to those seeking to learn more about how intellectual property and development play out on the ground."

Christoph B. Graber, Karolina Kuprecht & Jessica C. Lai (eds), International Trade in Indigenous Cultural Heritage (Edward Elgar Publishing 2013)

"This timely and pioneering volume provides an ethnically sensitive exploration of the international trade in indigenous cultural heritage. The country reports are informative and insightful; they greatly enrich our understanding of the realities on the ground in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The book also contains concrete and practical recommendations. It is essential reading for anyone interested in learning more about the protection and development of indigenous cultural heritage."

Deborah Tussey, Complex Copyright (Ashgate 2012)

"Using easy-to-understand examples which range from Harry Potter to prairie fires, Debbie Tussey explains why copyright experts need to learn more about complex adaptive systems. This engaging, well-written and provocative book provides a timely reminder of the need for intellectual property law to be flexible enough to tolerate the chaos inherent in the creative process. Anybody who cares about the future of copyright should read this book!"     

Graham Dutfield & Uma Suthersanen, Global Intellectual Property Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2008)

"Dutfield and Suthersanen have skillfully captured in one concise volume all the important things you need to know about international intellectual property law. The materials are accessible, timely, methodically presented and at times critical. The book's detailed, in-depth and comparative analyses provide helpful insights into the increasingly complex international intellectual property system. Global Intellectual Property Law is not only an effective textbook for students interested in the subject, but a desktop companion for policymakers and professionals who need a quick and up-to-date overview of global intellectual property issues."

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