In 2012 Antons published three book chapters with Cambridge University Press, Kluwer and Edward Elgar, as well as two articles in the WIPO Journal and in the Australian Journal of Asian Law.
He organised two international workshops in November and December. The first workshop on ‘Cultural and Intellectual Property: Rights Discourses in the Asia-Pacific Region’ was organised with support from the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, and featured speakers came from Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, East Timor and Thailand. The second workshop on ‘Internet Freedom and the Law in Asia’ was organised in cooperation with the Faculty of Law at the CCI partnered Australian Catholic University (headed by Brian Fitzgerald), the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, and featured speakers from Australia, Singapore, Japan and Germany.
Antons successfully applied as first Chief Investigator on the ARC grant ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage across Borders: Laws, Structures and Strategies in China and its ASEAN Neighbours’. He presented papers at conferences in Australia, USA and Hong Kong and at a symposium of the Deakin University Library on ‘Open Scholarship: Research and Publication. His research also featured in articles in Australasian Science and University World News.
Plans for 2013
In 2013 Antons will publish with Ashgate a co-edited book (with Roman Tomasic) on ‘Law and Society in East Asia’. He will finalise the editing of a book (with Reto Hilty), to be published by Springer, on Intellectual Property Law and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region and will work on further book projects under contract with Routledge and Edward Elgar. He will publish articles in Modern Asian Studies and Law in Context, and contribute to two book projects edited at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich on patent limitations and on the 20th Anniversary of the TRIPS Agreement respectively. Papers will be presented at conferences and seminars at the Center for Development Studies of the University of Bonn in Germany, at the National Law University in Delhi and at the National Law School of India in Bangalore.