Thomas Cottier presents on the "Future of Intellectual Property Protection in the Multilateral Trading System."

Mr. Cottier, Former Managing Director of the World Trade Institute, is Professor of European and International Economics Law at the University of Bern and Director of the Institute of European and International Economic Law. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees, IPGRI (International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome). Thomas Cottier was educated at the Universities of Bern, Switzerland, and Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Upon his doctorate, Thomas Cottier was a Research Fellow at the Universities of Berne and Cambridge. His research activities mainly relate to the law of WTO, external economic relations of the EU and international intellectual property.

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