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Michael Blakeney

W/Prof Michael Blakeney

Winthrop Professor
UWA Law School

Contact details
Address
UWA Law School
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3438
Fax
+61 8 6488 1045
Email
michael.blakeney@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BA LLB LLM Syd., MA NSW
Biography
Michael Blakeney is Winthrop Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, UWA and Visiting Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London. He has held academic positions at a number of Universities in Australia and the UK and formerly worked in the Asia Pacific Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization. He is an arbitrator with the International Court of Arbitration.
Key research
International Intellectual Property Law
Biotechnological patenting
Intellectual property enforcement
Publications
Books
• Legal Aspects of Technology Transfer to Developing Countries Oxford: ESC, 1989
• Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. A Concise Guide to the TRIPs Agreement London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1996
•Intellectual Property Aspects of Ethnobiology (Editor) London: Sweet & Maxwell, 1999.
•Border Control of Intellectual Property Rights (Editor), London: Sweet & Maxwell 2001.
•IP in Biodiversity and Agriculture: Regulating the Biosphere (Editor with P. Drahos), London: Sweet & Maxwell 2001.
•International Encyclopaedia of Intellectual Property Treaties (Editor with A.Ilardi), Oxford: Oxford University Press 2004.
•Intellectual Property Harmonisation Within ASEAN and APEC (Editor with C. Antons and C. Heath), The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2004.
• Intellectual Property Rights and Food Security. Wallingford. CAB International. 2009, ISBN 978-1-84593-560-3
•Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications. Case Studies in the Protection of Agricultural Products in Africa, (Editor with Thierry Coulet, Getachew Mengistie and Marcelin Tonye Mahop), London, Earthscan (Routledge), 2012, 361pp. ISBN: 978-0-415-50102-6
•Intellectual Property Enforcement. A Commentary on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar, 2012,394 pp. ISBN 978 1 84980 003 7.
•The Protection of Geographical Indications. Law and Practice Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar 2014, 473pp. ISBN 978 1 78254 671 9.
•Geographical Indications, vols 1-3, Cheltenham UK, Edward Elgar 2015, 473pp. ISBN 978 1 78254 775 4

Book chapters (last 5 years)
•‘Enforcement and Border Control of Intellectual Property Rights under the TRIPs Agreement’ in M. Blakeney, Ed Border Control of Intellectual Property Rights, London, Sweet & Maxwell, 2011, TRI-001-037.
•‘The World Customs Organisation’ in M. Blakeney, Ed Border Control of Intellectual Property Rights, London, Sweet & Maxwell, 2011, WC-001-009.
•‘Australia’ in M. Blakeney, Ed Border Control of Intellectual Property Rights, London, Sweet & Maxwell, 2011, AUS-001-031.
•‘Section 4: Special Requirements Related to Border Measures’, in Thomas Cottier and Pierre Véron, eds, Concise International and European IP Law. TRIPS, Paris Convention, European Enforcement and Transfer of Technology, Second Edition, Alphen aan den Rijn, Kluwer Law International, 2011, ISBN 978-90-411-3420-2, 145-169.
•‘Proposals for International Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights’ in Christoph Antons (ed.), The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Comparative Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region, Alphen aan Den Rijn, The Netherlands, 2011 Kluwer Law International BV, 23–46.
•‘Criminal Enforcement of IPRs’ in Horst-Peter Götting and Claudia Schlűter, eds., Nouriture de l’esprit. Festschrift fűr Dieter Stauder. Baden Baden, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2011, 15-28. ISBN 978-3-8329-6436-8.
•‘Intellectual property (IP) issues and international treaties related to genetic resources’ in Mohd Shukor Nordin, Salma Idris, Mohd Rani Mat Yusoh and Mohd Shukri Mat Ali, Agrobiodiversity in Malaysia II. Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, Kuala Lumpur, MARDI, 2011, 3-10. ISBN 978-967-936-583-2.
•‘The Pacific Solution: The European Union’s Intellectual Property Rights Activism in Australia’s and New Zealand’s Sphere of Influence’ in Peter Drahos and Susy Frankel, eds, Indigenous Peoples’ Innovation Intellectual Property Pathways to Development, Canberra, ANU E Press, 2012, 161-184. ISBN 9781921862779
•‘Geographical Indications and TRIPS’ in Michael Blakeney,Thierry Coulet, Getachew Mengistie and Marcelin Tonye Mahop, Eds, Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications. Case Studies in the Protection of Agricultural Products in Africa, (Editor with), London, Earthscan, 2012, 7-34.
•‘Legal Infrastructure for the Protection of GIs’ in Michael Blakeney,Thierry Coulet, Getachew Mengistie and Marcelin Tonye Mahop, Eds, Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications. Case Studies in the Protection of Agricultural Products in Africa, (Editor with), London, Earthscan, 2012, 51-83.
•‘Geographical Indications and Economic Development’ (with G. Mengistie) in Michael Blakeney,Thierry Coulet, Getachew Mengistie and Marcelin Tonye Mahop, Eds, Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications. Case Studies in the Protection of Agricultural Products in Africa, (Editor with), London, Earthscan, 2012, 84-100.
•‘Geographical Indications, Traditional Knowledge, Expressions of Culture and the Protection of Cultural Products in Africa’ in Michael Blakeney,Thierry Coulet, Getachew Mengistie and Marcelin Tonye Mahop, Eds, Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications. Case Studies in the Protection of Agricultural Products in Africa, (Editor with), London, Earthscan, 2012, 120-134.
•‘Case Study: Kenya Tea’(with G. Mengistie) in Michael Blakeney,Thierry Coulet, Getachew Mengistie and Marcelin Tonye Mahop, Eds, Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications. Case Studies in the Protection of Agricultural Products in Africa, (Editor with), London, Earthscan, 2012, 213-234.
•‘Case Study: Mauritius Sugar’ in Michael Blakeney,Thierry Coulet, Getachew Mengistie and Marcelin Tonye Mahop, Eds, Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications. Case Studies in the Protection of Agricultural Products in Africa, (Editor with), London, Earthscan, 2012, 235-244.
•Case Study-Zanzibar Cloves’ (with G. Mengistie) in Michael Blakeney,Thierry Coulet, Getachew Mengistie and Marcelin Tonye Mahop, Eds, Extending the Protection of Geographical Indications. Case Studies in the Protection of Agricultural Products in Africa, (Editor with), London, Earthscan, 2012, 7-34.
•‘Climate Change and Intellectual Property: Regulatory Issues’ in C. Kole (ed.), Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops, Vol. 1, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013, 433-459, ISBN: 978-3-642-37044-1
•‘Intellectual Property Rights’ in Debra Rowe. Ed, Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices, Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2014 , 481-486 ISBN 978-0-02-866201-5.
•‘ACTA and cross-border enforcement of intellectual property’ in P. Torremans, ed, Research handbook on cross-border enforcement of IP Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2014,731-769 ISBN 9781781955796,
•‘Traditional knowledge and cultural expressions: discussions and developments in WIPO’ in Irina Stamatoudi, ed, The Future of Copyright. A European Union and International Perspective Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2015
•‘The negotiations in WIPO for international conventions on traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions’ in Jessica C Lai and Antionette Maget Dominicé, Intellectual Property and Access to Im/material Goods, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2016, ISBN 978-90-411-661-5, 227-256,
•‘DNA Patenting’ in Harikesh B. Singh, Alok Jha and Chetan Keswani, eds., Intellectual Property Issues in Biotechnology, Wallingford, Oxon, CAB International, Inc, 2016, ISBN 13: 978 1 78064 653 4, 128-137.
•‘Food Intellectual Property’, Reference Module in Food Sciences Elsevier, pp. 1–10. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.03530-7, Oxford, Elsevier Inc., 2016.

Refereed articles (last 5 years)
•‘Intellectual Property Policy Formulation in LDCs in Sub-Saharan Africa’( With G. Mengistie) (2011) 19 The African Journal of International and Comparative Law, 66–98 ISSN: 0954-8890
•‘Recent developments in intellectual property and power in the private sector related to food and agriculture’ (2011) 36 Food Policy Supplement 1, 109-113. ISSN: 0306-9192
•‘Intellectual Property Aspects of GM Agriculture (Part I)’ (2011) 11 Bio-Science Law Review 78-95, ISSN: 1365-8867.
•‘Intellectual Property Aspects of GM Agriculture (Part II)’ (2011) 11 Bio-Science Law Review 130-137, ISSN: 1365-8867.
•‘Protecting traditional knowledge and expressions of culture in the Pacific’ (2011) 1(1) Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, 80–89, ISSN 2045-9815
•‘Geographical Indications and the Marketing of Agricultural Products: Mauritius –a Case Study’, (2011) 17(2) International Trade Law & Regulation 58-69, ISSN: 1357-3136.
•‘Intellectual Property and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa’ (with G. Mengistie) (2011) 14 The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 238–264 ISSN: 1422-2213.
•‘Patents and Plant Breeding: Implications for Food Security’ (2011). 3(3) Amsterdam Law Forum 73-88. VU e-Publishing, Amsterdam, ISSN: 18768156
•‘Climate change and gene patents’ (2012) 1(2) Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, 2–13, ISSN 2045-9807.
•‘Patenting of Plant Varieties and Plant Breeding Methods’, (2012) 63(3) Journal of Experimental Botany 1069-1074, ISSN 0022-0957.
•‘Geographical Indications and the International Trade in Australian Wines’ (2012) 18 (1) International Trade Law & Regulation 70-78, ISSN: 1357-3136.
•‘Food Labelling and International Trade’, (2013) 19 (1) International Trade Law & Regulation 14-24, ISSN: 1357-3136.
•‘Protecting the Spiritual Beliefs of Indigenous Peoples–Australian Case Studies’ (2013) 22(2) Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal 391-427, ISSN 1066-863.
•‘Covert International Intellectual Property Legislation: The Ignoble Origins of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement’ (2013) 21 (3) Michigan State International Law Review 87-114 1087-5468
•‘The Registration of Geographical Marks in Europe’ (2014) 20(1) International Trade Law & Regulation 1-12, ISSN: 1357-3136.
•‘The Pacific Solution: Australia and Negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)’ (2014) 37(2) University of Western Australia Law Review 72-85, ISSN 0042-0328.
•Geographical Indications. What do they indicate?’ (2014) 6(1) The WIPO Journal 34-40. ISSN 2041–2029.
•‘Scope of the Intellectual Property Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)’ (2015) 21(1) International Trade Law & Regulation 14-20, ISSN: 1357-3136.
•‘GM v Organic Farming: Marsh v Baxter’ (2015) 14(2) Bio-Science Law Review 48-56. (with Alexandra Meade) . ISSN: 1365-8867.
•‘Blowing in the Wind: Adjudicating the Impact of GM Crops on Organic Farming in the Courtroom’, (2015) 21(1) International Trade Law & Regulation 91-100, ISSN: 1357-3136.
•‘Application of genomics-assisted breeding for generation of climate resilient crops: Progress and prospects’ (with Chittaranjan Kole, Mehanathan Muthamilarasan, Robert Henry, David Edwards, Rishu Sharma, Michael Abberton6, Jacqueline Batley7 Alison Bentley, Michael Blakeney, John Bryant, Hongwei Cai, Mehmet Cakir, Leland J. Cseke, James Cockram, Antonio de Costa Oliveira, Ciro De Pace, Hannes Dempewolf, Shelby Ellison, Paul Gepts, Andy Greenland, Anthony Hall, Kiyosumi, Hori, Glenn T. Howe, Stephen Hughes, Mike W Humphreys, Massimo Iorizzo, Abdelbagi M. Ismail, Athole Marshall, Sean Mayes, Henry T. Nguyen, Francis C. Ogbonnaya, Rodomiro Ortiz, Andrew H. Paterson, Phillip W. Simon, Joe Tohme, Roberto Tuberosa, Babu Valliyodan, Rajeev Varshney, Stan D. Wullschleger, Masahiro Yano and Manoj Prasad) (2015) 6 Frontiers in Plant Science, 1-35. ISSN 1664-462X
•‘Protecting the Knowledge and Cultural Expressions of Aboriginal Peoples’, (2015) 39 University of Western Australia Law Review 180-207, ISSN 0042-0328
•‘Geographical Indications in Africa. Opportunities, Experiences and Challenges’ (with Getachew Mengistie, (2016) 38(5) European Intellectual Property Review 290-306. ISSN: 0142–0461.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Staff Editor, University of Western Australia Law Review
Co-ordinator: Industrial and Intellectual Property Law
Future research
Regulating access to genetic resources.
Protecting traditional knowledge
Regulating Food
Industrial relevance
Professor Blakeney has advised the Asian Development Bank, Consulting Group for International Agricultural Research, European Commission (EC), European Patent Office, Food and Agricultural Organization, World Bank, World Intellectual Property Organization and a number of university and public research institutes on technology transfer and management of intellectual property.
Memberships
Education Committee, Chartered Institute of Patent Agents; Committee of Experts, Intellectual Property Institute (London); Committee on Intellectual and Industrial Property, International Chamber of Commerce (London), Member, Litigators Accreditation Board, Chartered Institute of Patent Agents, Member, Folklore Advisory Committee, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University, Trustee: Intellectual Property Education Trust; Board of Advisers, Intellectual Property Directorate, International Agricultural Biotechnology Service; Lord Chamberlain’s Legal Education Conference; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Sustainable Development Panel, Centre for Asia and the Pacific Technology Law and Policy.
Previous positions
Lecturer (1975-1980), Senior Lecturer (1980-1984) Associate Professor (1984-1986) - University of New South Wales, School of Law.
Visiting Fellow, 1977-1978 - Corpus Christi College, Oxford University.
Commonwealth Fellow - University of Warwick, School of Law, 1986-1987.
Herchel Smith Senior Research Fellow in Intellectual Property, - Centre For Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College, University of London, 1987-1988
Visiting Lecturer in Technology Transfer Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College, 1991-1994.
Dean and Professor of Law, Murdoch University, School of Law, 1995-1998.
Director, Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Law Institute, Murdoch University, 1997-1998.
Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London, from 1998.
•Director, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London from 1998.
•Director, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London 2003-2005.
•Yong Shook Lin Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 2005.
Teaching
Intellectual Property
Food Law
Current external positions
Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property and Agriculture, Queen Mary University of London.
Current projects
Protection of local agricultural knowledge in India and Indonesia
Food waste minimization
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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