Intellectual Property Justice for Traditional Culture and Traditional Communities

Members of the faculty have published important legal and empirical studies on the question of how domestic and international IP law might offer appropriate affirmative protection to cultural interests of native and indigenous peoples, and PIJIP has organized conferences and workshops on the topic. Faculty also have been in the forefront of the struggle to combat “mascotting” and other disparaging references to native and traditional communities in sports team branding.

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8th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguised Lecture on Intellectual Property

8th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguised Lecture on Intellectual Property

15 Oct, 2019

Harvard Professor Ruth Okediji's lecture, titled  The Unfinished Business of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions," called for a new public interest copyright system. 

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PIJIP Hosts Academy of Exchange and Judicial Studies Training

PIJIP Hosts Academy of Exchange and Judicial Studies Training

09 Sep, 2019

Last week, PIJIP and the Academy of Exchange and Judicial Studies (AIEJ), Buenos Aires, Argentina, hosted a week-long training on the topic of pharmaceutical patent litigation.

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Chambers and Partners Recognizes WCL Alum Andres Izquierdo

Chambers and Partners Recognizes WCL Alum Andres Izquierdo

03 Sep, 2019

For the sixth year in a row, WCL alum Andres Izquierdo has been ranked by the British Global Lawyer Ranking firm “Chambers and Partners” as a top Intellectual Property Attorney for Latin American.

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About PIJIP

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is the internationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). PIJIP’s academic programs, including our new LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property, and a first in the nation IP Clinic, offer an unparalleled course of study in the fields of intellectual property and information law. PIJIP’s faculty is among the most prolific and engaged IP faculties in the world. Full-time faculty teach courses in every major topic of the field, including Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, Cyberlaw, and a full array of international intellectual property law courses.