On Nov. 28, 2015, Professor Peter Yu, Co-Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property, will deliver a keynote address at the Asian Pacific Copyright Association’s 2015 Copyright Law and Policy in the Asia Pacific Conference at the Auckland campus of Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His address is titled "Chinese Copyright Law at 25."
Established in Nov. 2011, the Asian Pacific Copyright Association provides a forum for discussion and for promoting, through legislation, dialogue and education, the maintenance and development of copyright and related rights in the Asian Pacific Region. The association currently has members from Australia, China, Fiji, Japan, Nauru, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and Vanuatu.
Earlier that week, Yu will speak on a panel titled "Intellectual Property Research of the Future" at the 2015 IP & Media Law Conference
presented by the Centre for Media and Communications Law and the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He will also participate in a roundtable on intellectual property law reform organized by the Productivity Commission of the Australian government.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Yu is a world-renowned expert in international intellectual property law. He serves as the general editor of the peer-edited WIPO Journal
, published by the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization. He also chairs the Committee on International Intellectual Property of the American Branch of the International Law Association. He has testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission on intellectual property protection and enforcement in China.
An award-winning teacher, Yu is the author or editor of six books and more than 100 law review articles and book chapters. According to a 2014 peer study on legal citation, he is #11 among the most cited intellectual property law scholars in the United States. His scholarly publications have appeared in 10 languages, and his lectures and presentations have spanned more than 25 countries.