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Peter Yu to Kick Off UNH Law’s Distinguished Speaker in IP Lecture Series

Professor Peter Yu, the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and founding director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School, will speak at UNH Law April 14 on international intellectual property enforcement standards.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Yu is a leading expert in international intellectual property and communications law. He writes and lectures extensively on international trade and international and comparative intellectual property law. Before joining Drake University, Professor Yu founded the nationally renowned Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program at Michigan State University, at which he held faculty appointments in law, communication arts and sciences, and Asian studies. He is also a Wenlan Scholar Chair Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China. A prolific scholar, he is the author or editor of four books and more than 70 law review articles and book chapters.

Professor Yu’s speech, titled “Enforcement, Enforcement, What Enforcement?” will focus on issues with the international enforcement of intellectual property rights. Says Yu: “Developed and developing countries continue to disagree over international intellectual property enforcement standards. What types of standards exist today? Why can't countries agree on harmonizing their standards? Can the new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the growing number of Free Trade Agreements strengthen intellectual property enforcement in the developing world? What do we need to do to provide intellectual property owners with meaningful and sustainable protection?”

Professor Yu will speak from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 205 at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. For details about attending the lecture, please contact Professor Mary Wong at (603) 513-5143 or The event will also be webcast on the UNH Law live channel at


The Distinguished Speaker in Intellectual Property Lecture Series is an initiative of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at UNH Law. The series will bring a number of leaders in the intellectual property field to UNH Law, both in person and virtually through the center’s new high-technology classroom facilities. Spanning guests from government, industry or academia, the Distinguished Speaker in IP Series will be a major forum for lawyers, judges, policymakers and scholars to discuss cutting-edge issues in the fast-changing world of intellectual property.