Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
World Trade Organization, Switzerland
Antony Taubman has served as Director of the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 2009, dealing with diverse legal and policy issues, policy analysis, technical assistance and multilateral cooperation, and dispute settlement. This work has included extensive cooperation within the multilateral system on public health and access to medicines. Earlier, he was Director of the Global Intellectual Property Issues Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (including the Traditional Knowledge Division and Life Sciences Program), covering programs on intellectual property and genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore, the life sciences, and related global issues including the environment, climate change, human rights, food security, bioethics and indigenous issues. A former Australian diplomat and practising patent and trademark attorney, he has authored numerous publications on international intellectual property law and policy.