Takeshi Hishinuma

Visiting Research Fellow

    Pacifico-Yokohama, 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, 220-8502 Yokohama
    +81 (0)45-221-2341

    Research Interests

    • Intellectual property
    • International law


    Ph.D. (Law), Waseda University
    LL.M.s, Harvard Law School and the New York University of Law
    B.A., Law, University of Tokyo
    Certificate of International Relations, Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales, University of Geneva

    Biographical Statement

    Dr. Takeshi Hishinuma is a Visiting Research Fellow at the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). He specializes in intellectual property (IP) issues, particularly in the context of international law and cross-border business transactions. He has conducted a number of research projects, including one funded by Microsoft Public Trust Fund, and led international research projects, including a Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN) project for which he served as a coordinator, and internationally published the research results. He worked on IP issues at UN organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Before working in the international arena, he worked for governmental entities including Japan Patent Office (JPO). He has taught IP courses for graduate students at the Nagoya University of Commerce & Business and the WIPO Worldwide Academy.

    He holds a Ph.D. (Law) from Waseda University, LL.M.s from Harvard University and New York University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tokyo. He also obtained Certificat en relations internationales from Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales (HEI) of the University of Geneva.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • CSR as Catalysis for Voluntary Transfer of Environment-Friendly Technologies?” (CSR Journal, ABA, 2010);
    • “The Scope of Formalities in International Copyright Law in a Digital Context,” (in Global Copyright, EE, 2010, ch.31);
    • “Security Interests in Intellectual Property”, (IP Management, JIPA, 2008);
    • “Discussions of the Orphan Work Problem,” (IP Law and Policy Journal, 2007, translated into Chinese, 日本现代知识产权法律理论 (2010, Law Press China, ch.8).

    Other Publications (Conference Proceedings, etc)

    • “International Situations Relating to the Intellectual Property System and Transfer of Environment Technologies,” (IIP Forum, 2010);
    • International Norm relating to the Protection of Intellectual Property (Shinzansha, 2009);
    • “Strategies for R&D and intellectual property learned from case studies –keyword for strengthening technological competitiveness,” IJFIP, 2009, a translation into English);