is professor of Information Law, in particular trade and investment related aspects of the information society. Professor Gervais is the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law at Vanderbilt University Law School and Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program. In 2018 and 2019. He is the current President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP). Prior to joining Vanderbilt, he was the Acting Dean and University Research Chair at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa (Common Law Section). Before he joined the Academy, Prof. Gervais was successively Legal Officer at the GATT (now WTO); Head of Section at WIPO; and Vice-President (International) of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC). In 2012, he became the first law professor in North America elected to the Academy of Europe. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.