Pratyush Nath Upreti is a lawyer admitted to the Nepal Bar Council. He is a Doctoral Researcher at Sciences Po Law School, Paris. Previously, he was a visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany, and the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) of Bournemouth University in the UK. He has represented international organizations at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), specialized agencies of the United Nations and delivered an Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) statement on the Marrakesh Treaty at the WIPO General Assemblies-2016.
He has taught Intellectual Property & International Trade Law at the Europe-America and the Europe-Asia Program of Sciences Po. His work has been featured/is forthcoming in journals and books such as the Journal of World Intellectual Property, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, the European Intellectual Property Review (EIPR), the Oxford Handbook on International Law in Asia and Pacific (forthcoming-2019), the International Arbitration Law Review, the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA), the Asian Treaty Practice (South Asian Studies in International and Comparative Law Book Series, Springer, forthcoming 2019), the Stockholm Intellectual Property Law Review. He is a fellow of the Global Policy Forum for Nepal (UK) and has advised the Government of Nepal on IPRs and investment issues. As an executive committee member, he leads the New IP Lawyers Network at the University of Exeter (UK). He serves as an editorial assistant for the Global Trade and Customs Journal, Kluwer Law International.
He holds a BSc.LLB (Hons) from KIIT University India, an LLM from Maastricht University, Netherlands, as a UM High Potential Scholar. His interests include intellectual property law, international investment law, and WTO related issues. He has been a TTLF Fellow since June 2018.