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Selective Journal Publications/Book Chapters

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

1. 'From Necessity to Flexibility: A Reflection on the Negotiations for a TRIPS Waiver for Covid-19 Vaccines and Treatments', (2022) The World Trade Review (
 (with Bryan Mercurio) Click here to read
 2. 'The Legality of A TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines Under International Investment Law', (2022) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 1-34 (with Bryan Mercurio) Click here to read
3. 'A TWAIL Critique of Intellectual Property and Related Disputes in Investor-State Dispute Settlement' (2022) 25(1) The Journal of World Intellectual Property 220-237 [first prize in ATRIP Essay Competition]. Click here to read
4.'National Treaty Law and Practice: Nepal's Experience' in Yogesh Tyagi (ed) Asian Treaty Practice (Springer, 2022) 1-26 (with Professor Surya P. Subedi) forthcoming
5.'Intellectual Property Rights in Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Connecting the Dots through Philip Morris,  Eli Lilly and Bridgestone Awards’ (2021) 31 (4) The American Review of International Arbitration (Columbia Law School) 338-405.  
6. 'The Role of National and International Intellectual Property Law and Policy in Reconceptualising the Definition of Investment’ 52 (2021) IIC-International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 103-136. Click here to read.
7. 'RCEP IP Chapter: Another TRIPS-Plus Agreement?' (with Maria Vasquez Callo-Muller) GRUR. Int. (Oxford University Press, 2021). Click here to read.

Publications (2019-20)

1. 'Intellectual Property, Investment and WTO: A Historical Account' in Christoph Geiger(ed) Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Investment Law (Cheltenham/UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020) 182-205. Click here to read.
2.'Phase One US-China Trade Deal: What Does It Mean for Intellectual Property?' (with María Vásquez Callo-Müller) (2020) 69 (4) GRUR International: Journal of European and International IP Law (Oxford University Press) 389. Click here to read.
3. 'Trade Mark Restrictions Under the TRIPS Agreement: The WTO Panel Findings on Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Legislation'(2020) 54(2) Journal of World Trade(Kluwer Law International,2020)239-264. Click here to read.
 'IP issues in ISDS' in Jus Mundi Wiki Notes, Paris, France. Click here to read article.
5. 'Nepal'(with Professor Surya P. Subedi (QC))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.
6. 'Geographical Indications in Nepal: In Search of Identity' in Susy Frankel (ed.) Is Intellectual Property Pluralism Functional? (Cheltenham/UK Edward Elgar 2019) 235-266.
7. 'The Belt and Road Initiative at the Crossroads' (editorial) for Global Trade & Customs Journal (2019) 14 (5) (Kluwer Law International) 200. Click here to read.
8.'Navigating the currents of Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives on Least Developed Countries' (with Tejeshwi N. Bhattarai) Global Trade & Customs Journal (2019) 14(5)  (Kluwer Law International) 259. Click here to read.
9. 'Trumping Local Marks: A Note on Well-Known Trademarks in Nepal' (2019) 14 (2) Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice  (Oxford University Press)
144. Click here to read.

Policy Briefs
1. 'Prospects of Geographical Indications in Nepal'(Forthcoming)
2. 'IP Licence, Trademarks and ISDS: Bridgestone v. Panama' (Investment Policy Brief 13 December 2018, South Centre, Geneva)

Amicus Curiae Brief

1. Amicus Curiae Submission on Eli Lily the Company vs. The Government of Canada, Submitted to the ICSID Case No. UNCT14/2. Click here to read.

Book Review

Book Review of Simon Klopschinski, Christopher S. Gibson and Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, 'The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Under International Investment Law' (Oxford University Press, 2020) in European Intellectual Property Review (2022) 44 (1) 59-60.
2. Book Review of Christopher Heath and Anselm Kamperman Sanders (eds) Intellectual Property and International Dispute Settlement (Kluwer Law International, 2019) in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2021) 16(6) 628-629.
3. Book Review of Bryan Mercurio, Drugs, Patents and Policy: A Contextual Study of Hong Kong Published by CUP, 2018, published in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice  (2020) (15) (10) 847-848
4. Book Review of Tianxiang He Copyright and Fan Productivity in China: A Cross-Jurisdictional Perspective ( Springer, 2017)  European Intellectual Property Review (2019) 41 (2) 127

Selective Publications (2012-)

1. 'IP Licence as an Investment: Insights from Bridgestone v. Panama (2018)1(1) Stockholm Intellectual Property Law Review (SIPLR)16-27. Click here to read article.
2. Eli Lilly v Canada: The Tale of Promise v. Expectation' (2018) 21 (3) International Arbitration Law Review 84
3. 'Philip Morris v Uruguay: A Breathing Space for Domestic IP Regulation' 
40(4) (2018) European Intellectual Property Review 277. Click here to read article.
4. 'From TPP to CPTPP: Why Intellectual Property Matters' (2018) 13(2) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice  (Oxford University Press) 100
5. 'Nepal’s First National Intellectual Property Policy-2017: Never too Late' (2017) 12 (7) The Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press) 550 
6. 'Litigating Intellectual Property Issues in Investor-State Dispute Settlement: A Jurisdictional Conflict'  (2016) 11 (7/8) Global Trade and Customs Journal (Kluwer Law International Publication) 
343. Click here to read article.
7. 'Enforcing IPRs Through Investor-State Dispute Settlement: A Paradigm Shift in Global IP Practice' (2016) 19 (1/2) The Journal of World Intellectual Property 53-82. Click here to read article.
8. 'All Smoke But No Fire: A Curious Case of Plain Packaging and Intellectual Property', (2015) 1 Amity International Journal of Juridical Sciences (Amity University, School of Law, New Delhi) 

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