Yu Delivers Keynote at Asian Pacific Copyright Association Conference

December 2, 2016

PeterYu-7373Dr. Jonathan Barrett and Assoc. Prof. Susan Corbett of Victoria University of Wellington and Dean Michael Hor of University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law with Prof. Peter Yu of Texas A&M School of Law.
Photo courtesy of Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

Peter Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law professor and co-director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property, delivered a keynote address at the 2016 Asian Pacific Copyright Association (APCA)​ Conference, "Copyright in the Asian Pacific: The Challenges and Opportunities," held in Hong Kong in conjunction with the Law and Technology Centre at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law on Nov. 2​1, 2016.

Yu's opening address, "The RCEP and Trans-Pacific Copyright Norms," draws on his pioneering research on intellectual property issues relating to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). This partnership agreement is now being negotiated among Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). His article, "The RCEP and Trans-Pacific Intellectual Property Norms" is forthcoming from the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Established in Nov. 2011, APCA provides a forum for discussing and promoting the development of copyright and related rights in the Asia Pacific Region. The association currently has members from Australia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nauru, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

"The RCEP is a new regional trade and investment agreement that would cover almost half of the world's population," said Yu. "I am very delighted to have the opportunity to share my perspective with copyright law experts in the Asia Pacific region."

20161115-Peter-Yu-2376Photo courtesy of Intellectual Property Academy, Renmin University of China

The week before, Yu presented "The Complexities of Counterfeits" at the 5th U.S.-China Intellectual Property Summit in Shenzhen, China. This annual summit was organized by the Intellectual Property Academy of Renmin University of China in Beijing, U.C. Berkeley School of Law and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

He also chaired a panel on "Essential Patents and Standards" at the 7th Asia-Pacific Innovation Network Conference at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. Yu currently serves on the board of the Asia-Pacific Innovation Network and is a member of the network's founding management committee.