Margaret Chon

Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice
Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Sullivan Hall 440
(206) 398-4042
mchon@seattleu.edu

Education

A.B., Cornell University College of Arts and Science, 1979
M.H.S.A., University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1981
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1986

Specializations

Civil Procedure
Copyright Law
Intellectual Property
Race and Law

Courses

Copyright Law (INTP-320-E)

Biography

Margaret Chon is the Donald & Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, and formerly Associate Dean for Research at Seattle University School of Law. She is the author of numerous articles, books, book chapters, and review essays on intellectual property, as well as race and law. Her recent co-edited volume, THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GOVERNANCE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Cambridge University Press 2018), focuses on the relationship of global intellectual property institutions to the production of global public goods, expressed by human and sustainable development goals. An alumna of the University of Michigan (M.H.S.A. and J.D.) and Cornell University (A.B.), she clerked for both the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham and the Honorable Dolores J. Sloviter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Chon has been a member of the faculty at Seattle University since 1996. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation.

Publications

FORTHCOMING SCHOLARSHIP

Trademark Goodwill and Green Global Value Networks, inINTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CLEAN ENERGY: THE PARIS AGREEMENT AND CLIMATE JUSTICE (Matthew Rimmer, ed., Springer Publishing, forthcoming 2018)

Certification and Collective Marks in the U.S., in CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK ON INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE TRADEMARK LAW (Jane Ginsburg and Irene Calboli, eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019)

IP and Critical Theories, in METHODOLOGIES in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH (Irene Calboli and Lillà Montagnani, eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019)

Toward Global Knowledge Governance: IP and the Sustainable Development Goals, American University International Law Review (forthcoming 2019)

The Band That Must Not be Named and the Indians Who Were Not Heard (with Robert S. Chang), in IP AND RACE ANTHOLOGY (Deidré Keller and Anjali Vats, eds., forthcoming 2019)

Jurisdiction or Merits? The Extraterritorial Application of the Lanham Act, Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law (forthcoming 2019)

Formal and Substantive Fairness in Intellectual Property, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (Lateef Mtima and Steven Jamar, eds., Edward Elgar Press, forthcoming 2020)

LAW AND THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION: NATIONAL SECURITY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES (with Eric Yamamoto and Lori Bannai, Aspen/Wolter Kluwer Law & Business, forthcoming)

Articles

Trademark Goodwill as a Public Good: Brands and Innovations in Corporate Social Responsibility, 21 Lewis and Clark Law Review 277 (2017)

Tracermarks: A Proposed Information Intervention, 53 Houston Law Review 101 (2015)

Slow Logo: Brand Citizenship in Global Value Networks, 47 UC Davis Law Review 935 (2014)

Notes on a Geography of Global Intellectual Property, 6 W.I.P.O.J. 16 (2014)

The Romantic Collective Author, 14 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law 829 (2012)

Sticky Knowledge in Copyright, 2011 Wisconsin Law Review 177

Crowdsourcing the Work-Family Debate: Introduction, 34  Seattle L. Rev. 649 (2011) (colloquium on Joan C. Williams, RESHAPING THE WORK-FAMILY DEBATE: WHY MEN AND CLASS MATTER)

Global Intellectual Property Governance (Under Construction), 12 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 349 (2011)

Intellectual Property Equality, 9 Seattle Journal for Social Justice (2010)

Remembering and Repairing: Before Us, In Our Presence, 8 Seattle Journal for Social Justice 643 (2010)

Marks of Rectitude, 77 Fordham L. Rev. 2311 (2009)

Slouching Towards Development in International Intellectual Property, Winter 2007 Mich. St. L. Rev. 71, with Denis Borges Barbosa and Andrés Moncayo von Hase; reprinted in ANUARIO ANDINO DE DERECHOS INTELECTUALES (ANDEAN YEAERBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Baldo Kresalja Rosselló ed., 2012)

Intellectual Property From Below: Copyright and Capability for Education, 40 UC Davis Law Review 803 (2007); excerpted in HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: MAPPING THE GLOBAL INTERFACE (Graeme Austin and Laurence Helfer, eds., Cambridge University Press 2010)

Intellectual Property and the Development Divide, 27 Cardozo Law Review 2821 (April 2006)

Walking While Muslim, 68 Law and Contemporary Problems 215 (Spring 2005), with Donna E. Arzt (to be republished in ISLAMAPHOBIA AND THE LAW (Khaled Beydoun and Cyra Akila Choudhury, eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming))

Erasing Race? A Critical Race Feminist View of Internet Identity Shifting, 3 Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice 439 (Spring 2000)

The Marketplace of Ideas in Cyberspace, 51 Mercer Law Review 859 (Spring 2000)

Radical Plural Democracy and the Internet, 33 California Western Law Review 143 (Spring 1997)

Chon on Chen on Chang, 81 Iowa Law Review 1535 (April 1996)

New Wine Bursting From Old Bottles: Collaborative Internet Art, Joint Works, and Entrepreneurship, 75 Oregon Law Review 257 (Spring 1996)

On the Need for Asian American Narratives in Law: Ethnic Specimens, Native Informants, Storytelling and Silences, 3 UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal 4 (Fall 1995)

Postmodern 'Progress': Reconsidering the Copyright and Patent Power, 43 DePaul Law Review 97 (1993)

Books

CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GOVERNANCE, AND SUSTAINABLEDEVELOPMENT (co-edited with Pedro Roffe and Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Cambridge University Press 2018)

RACE, RIGHTS AND REPARATION: LAW AND THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT, 2d. ed., with Eric Yamamoto, Jerry Kang, Carol Izumi and Frank Wu (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Law & Business 2013)

RACE, RIGHTS AND REPARATION: LAW AND THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT, with Eric Yamamoto, Jerry Kang, Carol Izumi and Frank Wu (Aspen Law & Business 2001)

Book Chapters, Review Essays, etc.

The Greatest Generational Impact: The Open Neuroscience Review Essays, etc. Movement as an Emerging Knowledge Commons (with Maja Larson), in GOVERNING MEDICAL COMMONS (Brett Frischmann, Michael Madison and Katherine J. Strandburg, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Copyright’s Other Functions: A Partial Reply to Judge McKeown, 15 Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 101 (2016) Leveraging Certification Marks for Public Health, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND HEALTH-RELATED GOODS EMERGING ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR IP REGIMES (Alberto Alemanno and Enrico Bonadio, eds., Edward Elgar Press, 2016) (reviewed by Irene Calboli at https://intl.jotwell.com/can-certification-marks-promote-health-related-goals/)

An Economy of Scarcity (of Smart Information), in THE INTERNET AND THE EMERGING IMPORTANCE OF NEW FORMS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Susy Frankel and Daniel Gervais, eds., Wolters Kluwer, 2016)

Slow Logo: Brand Citizenship in Global Value Networks, SAGE HANDBOOK OF IP (Matthew David and Deborah Halbert, eds., Sage Publications 2015) (simultaneous publication with UC Davis Law Review)

Intellectual Property and Theories of Developmental Justice, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIES TO OPTIMIZE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN A TRIPS PLUS ERA, 2nded. (Daniel Gervais, ed., Oxford University Press, 2014)

Marks and More(s): Certification in Global Value Chains, in TRADEMARK PROTECTION AND TERRITORIALITY CHALLENGES IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY (Irene Calboli and Edward Lee, eds., Edward Elgar Press 2014)

PPPs in Global IP (Public-Private Partnerships in Global Intellectual Property), Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice (2013); reprinted in METHODS AND PERSPECTIVES IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Graeme Dinwoodie, ed., Edward Elgar Press 2013)

Derrick A. Bell, Jr.: Serving Two Masters Elegantly, 36 Seattle U. L. Rev. xii (2013)

Review of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND

DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF NGOS AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, 2 IP

Law Book Review 63 (2012)

[Keith Aoki:] Supercolleague, 45 UC Davis Law Review 101 (2012)

[Keith Aoki:] Law Professor as Artist, 90 Oregon Law Review 1251 (2012)

Copyright and Capability for Education: An Approach from Below in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: CURRENT TRENDS AND FUTURE SCENARIOS (Tzen Wong, Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors, and Graham Dutfield, eds.,2011, Cambridge University Press)

A Rough Guide to Global Intellectual Property Pluralism in WORKING WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Rochelle Dreyfuss, Harry First and Diane Zimmerman, eds., 2010, Oxford University Press)

A Substantive Equality Principle Within Global Copyright, in QUESTIONS ON COPYRIGHT (Faculdade de Direitos de Campos [Brazil], ed.) (2009)

Substantive Equality in International Intellectual Property Norm- Setting and Interpretation, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIES TO OPTIMIZE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN A TRIPS PLUS ERA 475 (Daniel Gervais, ed., 2007, Oxford University Press)

A Constituição do Comércio e a Jornada da Lei de Propriedade Intelectual para o Progresso. Il Seminario Internacional Patentes, Inovação e Desenvolvimento SIPID 2007 (Marcos H.C. Oliveira and Claudia I. Chamas, eds.) ABIFINA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (June 2007)

Resurrecting Korematsu: Post 9/11 National Security Restrictions on Civil Liberties, with Eric Yamamoto (July 2003), an update to RACE, RIGHTS AND REPARATION: LAW AND THE JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT

Book Review of DISORIENTED: ASIAN AMERICANS, LAW, AND THE NATION-STATE, 29 Amerasia Journal 267 (2003)

Erasing Race? A Critical Race Feminist View of Internet Identity Shifting, 3 Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice 439 (Spring 2000); reprinted in CYBERETHICS (Halbert and Inguili, eds. 2001); CRITICAL RACE FEMINISM: A READER 2d ed., New York University Press, Adrien Wing, ed. 2003)

Reflections on Asian American Heritage Month (distributed by the Progressive Media Network and re-published under various titles, May 2002)

Joint Comment on WIPO Draft Report: Intellectual Property Needs and Expectations of Traditional Knowledge Holders (with Shubha Ghosh) (Fall 2000)

When Bias Compounds: Insuring Justice for Women of Color in the Courts, for the Washington State Supreme Court Gender and Justice and Minority and Justice Commissions (with Marilyn Berger, adapted from curriculum distributed by the National Center for State Courts) (Summer 2000)

A Symposium Tribute to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.: The Mentor and His Message, 33 Loyola-LA Law Review 973 (April 2000)

Introduction: Critical Race Praxis and Legal Scholarship, 5 Michigan Journal of Race and Law 35 (Fall 1999)

Guest Co-editor, Symposium on Race, Law and Film, 5 Asian Law Journal 1 (May 1998)

New Wine Bursting From Old Bottles: Collaborative Internet Art, Joint Works, and Entrepreneurship, 75 Oregon Law Review 257 (Spring 1996), reprinted in A COPYRIGHT ANTHOLOGY: THE TECHNOLOGY FRONTIER, Richard Chused, ed. (1998)

Acting Upon IMMIGRANT ACTS: ON ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL POLITICS, 76 Oregon Law Review 765 (Fall 1997)

Being Between: A Review of CHINESE WOMEN TRAVERSING DIASPORA: MEMOIRS, ESSAYS, AND POETRY, 17 Loyola Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 571 (1997)

Introduction, Internet Law Symposium, 20 Seattle U. L. Rev. 613 (Spring 1997)

Resource Review of CYBERSPACE AND THE LAW, 5 Internet Research 91 (1995)

1997 Civil Rights Directory, NAPABA Civil Rights Committee Resource Book 1996, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Civil Rights Committee (with Christopher D. Anderson and Brett C. Vinson) (November 1997)

Bibliography, NAPABA Civil Rights Committee Resource Book 1996, National Asian Pacific American Civil Rights Committee (with Khoa Nguyen and Charles Kim) (November 1996)

Bibliography, NAPABA Civil Rights Committee Resource Book 1995, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Civil Rights Committee (with Sandeep Baweja and various APALSA students) (November1995)

Analyses of various bills sponsored in the NY State Senate by Sen. Frank Padavan (with various APALSA students) (spring 1995)

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Combatting Anti-Asian/Pacific Islander Violence, Statutory Appendix (October 1993), 1 Syr. J. of Leg. & Policy 47 (Spring 1995)

False Flattery Gets Us Nowhere, New York Newsday op-ed (Oct. 28, 1994); reprinted in THE BELL CURVE DEBATE: A READER (R.Jacoby and N. Glauberman, eds. (1995))

Sex Stories: A Review of SEX AND REASON, 62 George Washington Law Review 101 (1993), reprinted in EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LAW (McDonald and Ravitch, eds., 2005)

Statutory supplement to Anti-Asian Violence Manual, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Civil Rights Committee (with various APALSA students) (October 1993)

Reasons for Reasoning About Sex, The Eyes of Justice (proceedings of the Seventh Round Table on Law and Semiotics, Center for Semiotic Research in Law, Government and Economics at Penn State, R. Kevelson, ed., 1993)

Multidimensional Lawyering and Professional Responsibility, 43 Syracuse Law Review 1137 (1992)