Books review: Intellectual property and international investment law: a review essay
  • 1 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, UK

The growth of investment treaty arbitration has led to increased scholarly attention, ranging from blogs to monographs. When it comes to the protection of intellectual property (IP) under investment treaties, there have been more arbitral awards1 than published theses,2 even if one counts Simon Klopschinski’s earlier German book and the expanded, co-authored book under review.3

That should not be taken as meaning that the three books reviewed here – two monographs and a research handbook – are out of place. While investment claims for IP rights ‘will remain an exception’, the ‘potential remains

Contributor Notes

All views are personal. Please note that two of the three titles under review include the work of my PhD supervisor, Professor Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, but he has not seen or commented on this essay.

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