Daniel Gervais is a professor of law and director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program and co-director of the LLM Program at Vanderbilt Law School. His main focus is on international intellectual property law. He has spent 10 years researching and addressing policy issues on behalf of the World Trade Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, and the Copyright Clearance Center.
He is an Associate Reporter on ALI’s the Restatement of the Law, Copyright project.
Professor Gervais was the acting dean of the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa, where he also served as vice-dean for research and received funding for his research from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation.
He previously practiced law with Clark Woods and as a partner with the technology law firm BCF in Montreal. He was also a consultant with the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Professor Gervais has been a visiting professor at numerous international universities, a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. In 2012, he was the Gide Loyrette Nouel Visiting Chair at Sciences Po Law School in Paris.
He served as editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed Journal of World Intellectual Property and editor of tripsagreement.net. He is also the author of The TRIPS Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis, a leading guide to the treaty that governs international intellectual property rights.
EDUCATION: Jean-de-Brebeuf College, Montreal, D.E.C.; McGill University, LL.B.; University of Montreal, LL.M; Diploma of Advanced International Studies, Switzerland; University of Nantes (France), Doctorate