Intellectual Property in Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Treaties

Pratyush Nath Upreti

Séminaire des doctorants en droit
Sciences Po Law School Intellectual Property Discussion Group

Pratyush Nath Upreti

Pratyush Nath Upreti
Doctoral Researcher, Sciences Po Law School

In the nineteenth and twentieth century, international diplomacy and economic relations were maintained through the bilateral treaty of the Friendship Commerce and Navigation (FCN). Most of them included all areas of law, including intellectual property (IP).

The question which requires attention is the reason behind the inclusion of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in FCN treaties, was it aimed to regulate international IP in the absence of the global minimum standard? Similarly, whether the recent rise of mega-regional trade and investment agreements hints the return of FCN treaties to apprises future IP policymaking?

Keywords: intellectual property, treaty, FCN, regulation, BITs, policy

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Thursday, 21 February, 2019 - 10:00 - 12:00
Sciences Po Law School, 13 rue de l’université, 75007 Paris, Room 410T (4th floor)
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