Upreti, Pratyush Nath

Pratyush Nath Upreti is a lawyer admitted to the Nepal Bar Council. He is finalizing Doctoral Research on the intersection between intellectual property and international investment law under the c0-supervision of Professors Michel Vivant and Séverine Dusollier. Since 2018, he is also a Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF) fellow at Stanford Law School (USA). Previously, he was a visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany, and the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management(CIPPM) of Bournemouth University in the UK. He was also part of the Harvard Law School, Institute of Global Law & Policy Workshop in 2019. He has represented international organizations at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and advised the government of Nepal on intellectual property issues.

He has taught intellectual property, international trade law, public international law, among others, at the Europe-North America, the Europe-Asia Campus of Sciences Po, and the Summer School program of Sciences Po. He has also given lectures at the Krakow Intellectual Property Summer School and the Central European University. He has supervised Master students on Sciences Po Law School Clinical project 'Assessing the economic and social rights impacts of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)'s first investments in urban development'. His work has been featured/is forthcoming in international peer-reviewed journals and books. He serves as a member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed Global Trade and Customs Journal, Kluwer Law International, and invited to speak in several international conferences.

He holds a BSc.LLB (Hons) from KIIT University India, an LLM from Maastricht University, Netherlands, as a UM High Potential Scholar. His interests include intellectual property law, international investment law and WTO related issues. He can be reached by pratyush.upreti@sciencespo.fr

Publications : 

Selective publications are as follows:

Pratyush Nath Upreti, ‘IPRs Issues in Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Connecting the Dots Through Philip Morris and Eli Lilly Awards’ (2021) 31 (3) American Review of International Arbitration 1-53 (accepted, forthcoming).

Pratyush Nath Upreti, ‘The Role of National and International IP Law and Policy in Reconceptualising Definition of Investment’ (2021) IIC-International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 1-37 (accepted, forthcoming).

Pratyush Nath Upreti, ‘Intellectual Property, Investment and WTO: A Historical Account’ in Christophe Geiger (ed), Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Investment Law (Cheltenham/UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020) 182-205.

Pratyush Nath Upreti, ‘Trade Mark Restrictions Under the TRIPS Agreement: The Panel Findings on Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Legislation’, (2020) 54(2) Journal of World Trade 239-264.

Pratyush Nath Upreti and María Vásquez Callo-Müller, ‘Phase One US-China Trade Deal: what does it mean for intellectual property?’ (2020) 69 (4) GRUR International: The Journal of European and International IP (Oxford University Press) 389-93.

Pratyush Nath Upreti & Surya P. Subedi, ‘Nepal’, in Simon Chesterman, Hisashi Owada, Ben Saul (eds), The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific (Oxford University Press, 2019) 629-655.

Pratyush Nath Upreti & el ‘Navigating the Currents of One Belt One Road: Perspectives of Least Developed Countries’, (2019) 41(4) Global Trade & Customs Journal 259-266.

Pratyush Nath Upreti, ‘Geographical Indications in Nepal: In Search of Identity’ in Susy Frankel (ed), Is Intellectual Property Pluralism Functional? (Cheltenham/UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019) 235-266.

Pratyush Nath Upreti, ‘Trumping Local Marks: A Note on Well-known trade marks in Nepal’ (2019) 14(2) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 144.

Pratyush Nath Upreti, ‘From TPP to CPTPP: Why Intellectual Property Matters’ (2018) 13(2) Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 100.

Pratyush Nath Upreti, ‘Philip Morris v. Uruguay- A Breathing Space for Domestic IP Regulation’ (2018) 40(4) European Intellectual Property Review 277.

Pratyush Nath Upreti, ‘Enforcing IPRs Through Investor-State Dispute Settlement: A Paradigm Shift in Global IP Practice’ Journal of World Intellectual Property (2016)19(1/2) 53-82.

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