Prof. Dr. Christoph Antons

Research themes
  • Governance
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Knowledge
  • Institutions
  • Social and Cultural Change and Adaptation
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Biodiversity
  • Development Politics
  • Decentralization & Reforms
  • Human Rights
  • Food and nutrition
  • New Technologies
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
  • Innovation and science policy
  • Governance and conflict
Research countries
  • Australia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Singapore
  • Brunei
  • Burma/ Myanmar
Research projects

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project:

Food security and the governance of local knowledge in agriculture in India and Indonesia 

Additional Information:

Christoph Antons has a background in law, Southeast Asian studies and art history.

Christoph has held academic positions at the University of Newcastle, Deakin University, the University of Wollongong, Charles Darwin University, La Trobe University and Griffith University in Australia and (visiting) professor, fellow, senior fellow and/or visiting teaching appointments at Universiti Teknologi MARA in Shah Alam, Malaysia; Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities "Law as Culture" at the Univeresity of Bonn; Singapore Management University; Stanford Law School; University of Melbourne; Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich; Queensland University of Technology; Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law, Hamburg; Graduate School of International Development at University of Nagoya, Japan; International Institute of Asian Studies at Leiden University, the Netherlands; IP Academy Singapore and Airlangga University and University of Surabaya in Indonesia.

Christoph's authored, edited and co-edited book publications are Intellectual Property Law in South East Asia (Edward Elgar 2023, with Michael Blakeney); Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage (Routledge 2018, with William Logan); The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law (Routledge 2017); Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region (Springer 2015, with Reto M. Hilty), Law and Society in East Asia (Ashgate 2013, with Roman Tomasic), The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Comparative Perspective from the Asia-Pacific Region (Kluwer 2011), Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Intellectual Property Law in the Asia-Pacific Region (Kluwer 2009), Globalisation and Resistance: Law Reform in Asia Since the Crisis (Hart 2007, with Volkmar Gessner); Intellectual Property Harmonisation within ASEAN and APEC (Kluwer, 2004); Law and Development in East and Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2003) and Intellectual Property Law in Indonesia (Kluwer, 2000).

Expertise

intellectual property law; law and society in Asia

Funding institutions

Australian Research Council (ARC)

 

Research affiliation

Professor of Law, Macquarie Law School
Macquarie University
NSW 2109
Australia

 

Associate Researcher, German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

 

Senior Associate, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at the University of Melbourne

 

 

Forthcoming

Antons-Sutanto, R. and Antons, C.  2023.  Legal pluralism and “foreign” minorities: The example of the Peranakan Chinese in Indonesia.  In: Gephart, W. and Witte, D (eds.): Communities and the(ir) law. Vittorio Klostermann.   133-166 . 
Antons, C. and Sreedevi Babu, A.  2023.  Plant variety protection and farmers’ rights in India and Indonesia.  In: Derclaye , E. (eds.): Research Handbook on Empirical Studies in Intellectual Property Law. Edward Elgar.  

2023

Antons, C.  2023.  Intangible cultural heritage, intellectual property and the politics of development in Southeast Asia.  In: Covarrubia, P (eds.): Transboundary Heritage and Intellectual Property Law: Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage. Routledge.   21-40. 
Antons, C. and Blakeney, M.  2023.  Intellectual property, creativity and innovation in ASEAN.  In: Antons, C. and Blakeney, M (eds.): Intellectual Property Law in South East Asia. Edward Elgar.   1-16 . 
Antons, C. and Blakeney, M.  2023.  Intellectual property, farmers’ rights and agriculture in the ASEAN countries.  In: Antons, C. and Blakeney, M (eds.): Intellectual Property Law in South East Asia. Edward Elgar.   317-356 . 
Antons, C. and Blakeney, M.  2023.  Intellectual Property Law in Southeast Asia.  Edward Elgar. Cheltenham.

2022

Antons, C.  2022.  Intellectual Property Policies and Vaccine Diplomacy in Asia.  In: Gephart, W. and Leko, J (eds.): In the Realm of Corona Normativities II: The Permanence of the Exception. Vittoria Klostermann.   369-384. 

2020

Antons, C., Winarto, Y., Prihandiani, A.  2020.  Farmer-plant-breeders and the Law on Java, Indonesia.  Critical Asian Studies, Issue 4 (Volume 52)   : 589-609   . Further Information
Antons, C., Winarto, Y., Prihandiani, A., Uli, S.  2020.  Farmers as researchers: government regulation of farmers’ local knowledge in Indonesia.  In: Blakeney, M. and Siddique, K (eds.): Local Knowledge, Intellectual Property and Agricultural Innovation. Springer.   117-151. 

2019

Antons, C.  2019.  Intellectual property in plant material and Free Trade Agreements in Asia.  In: Liu, K-C. and Chaisse, J (eds.): The Future of Asian Trade Deals and IP. Hart Publishing.   229-256. 

2018

Antons, C.  2018.  Biodiversity, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property.  In: McManis, C.R. and Ong, B. (eds.): The Routledge Handbook on Biodiversity and the Law. Routledge.   313-325. 
Antons, C.  2018.  Copyright law in Indonesia: From a hybrid to an endogenous system.  In: Gilchrist, J. and Fitzgerald, B. (eds.): Copyright, Property and the Social Contract. Springer.   73-88.  Further Information
Antons, C.  2018.  Intellectual Property in Asia: ASEAN, East Asia and India.  In: Dreyfuss, R. and Pila, J (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law. Oxford University Press.   348-377.  Further Information
Antons, C. and Logan, W.  2018.  Intellectual and Cultural Property and the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.  In: Antons, C. and Logan, W. (eds.): Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage. Routledge.   1-17. 
Antons, C. and Logan, W.  2018.  Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage.  Routledge. London-New York. 263 pages Further Information
Review
Antons, C. and Rogers, L.  2018.  Intellectual and cultural property in cross-border disputes over intangible cultural heritage.  In: Antons, C. and Logan, W. (eds.): Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage. Routledge.   67-88. 

2017

Antons, C.  2017.  The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law.  Routledge. London, New York. Further Information
Antons, C.  2017.  Legal and cultural landscapes: cultural and intellectual property concepts and the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.  In: Antons, C. (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law. Routledge.   250-268.  Further Information
Antons, C.  2017.  What is Asian Law? Asia in Law, the Humanities and Social Sciences.  In: Antons, C (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law. Routledge.   3-27.  Further Information
Antons, C.  2017.  Geographical Indications, Heritage and Decentralization Policies: The Case of Indonesia.  In: I. Calboli and Ng-Loy Wee Loon (eds.): Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development and Culture in Asia-Pacific. Cambridge University Press.   485-507.  Further Information
Antons, C.  2017.  Intellectual Property in Asia: ASEAN, East Asia and India.  In: R. Dreyfuss and J. Pila (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law. Oxford University Press.   Further Information
Antons, C. and Antons-Sutanto, R.  2017.  The construction of ethnicity in colonial law and its legacy: The example of the Peranakan Chinese in Indonesia.  In: Antons, C (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law. Routledge.   398-419.  Further Information
Antons, C. and Kanniah, R.  2017.  The Regulation of Innovation in Agriculture and Sustainable Development in India and Southeast Asia.  In: Antons, C (eds.): The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law. The Routledge.   287-309.  Further Information

2016

Antons, C.  2016.  Article 27(3)(b) TRIPS and Plant Variety Protection in Developing Countries.  In: Drexl, J, Hilty, R, Lamping, M, and Ullrich, H (eds.): TRIPS plus 20: From Trade Rules to Market Principles. Springer Heidelberg.   389-414.  Further Information

2015

Antons C. and Hilty R.M.  2015.  Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region.  Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Further Information
Antons, C.  2015.  Epistemic communities and the "people without history": the contribution of intellectual property law to the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.  In: Calboli I, and Ragavan S (eds.): Diversity in intellectual property : identities, interests, and intersections. Cambridge University Press.   453-471.  Further Information
Antons, C. and Hilty, R. M.  2015.  Introduction: IP and the Asia-Pacific Spaghetti Bowl of Free Trade Agreements.  In: Antons, C. and Hilty, R. M (eds.): Intellectual Property and Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.   1-23.  Further Information
Antons, C. and Thampapillai, D..  2015.  An Overview of Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region with a Particular Focus on Intellectual Property.  In: Antons C, and Hilty, RM (eds.): Intellectual property and free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.   27-53.  Further Information

2013

Antons, C.  2013.  Asian Borderlands and the Legal Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions.  Modern Asian Studies, 47 (4)   : 1403-1433   . Further Information
Antons, C. and R. Tomasic.  2013.  Law and Society in East Asia.  Ashgate Publishing. Farnham/Surrey-Burlington/VT. Further Information
Antons, C. and R. Tomasic.  2013.  Introduction: Law Reform and Legal Change.  In: Antons, C. and R. Tomasic (eds.): Law and Society in East Asia. Ashgate Publishing.   xi-xxxiii.  Further Information

2012

Antons, C.  2012.  Geographies of Knowledge: Cultural Diffusion and the Regulation of Heritage and Traditional Knowledge/Cultural Expressions in Southeast Asia.  The WIPO Journal, 4 (1)   : 83-91   . Further Information
Antons, C.  2012.  A Critical Juncture for Intellectual Property.  Australasian Science, 33 (8)   : 4   .
Antons, C.  2012.  Intellectual Property Rights in Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Basic Concepts and Continuing Controversies.  In: C.B. Graber (eds.): International Trade in Indigenous Cultural Heritage. Edward Elgar.   144-174.  Further Information
Antons, C.  2012.  From Magic Charms to Symbols of Wealth: Well-known Trade Marks in Indonesia.  In: Kenyon, A., M. Richardson and Ng-Loy W.L. (eds.): The Law of Reputation and Brands in the Asia-Pacific Region. Cambridge University Press.   142-155. 
Antons, C.  2012.  Patent enforcement in Indonesia.  In: Hilty, R and K. C. Liu (eds.): The Enforcement of Patents: Comparing the Asian, European and American Experiences. Kluwer Law International.   215-231. 
Antons, C. and R. Kanniah.  2012.  “Plant variety protection and traditional agricultural knowledge in Southeast Asia.  Australian Journal of Asian Law, 13 (1)   : 1-23   . Further Information

2011

Antons, C.  2011.  Perubahan Undang-Undang Hak Cipta dan Masyarakat Informasi di Indonesia (Part 2).  Media HKI, Vol. VIII, No. 1   : 1-9   .
Antons, C.  2011.  The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Comparative Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region.  Kluwer Law International. Alphen aan den Rijn.
Antons, C.  2011.  The intellectual property jurisdiction of the Indonesian Commercial Court.  In: Antons, C (eds.): The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Comparative Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region. Kluwer Law International .   363-382. 
Antons, C. and G. Garcia.  2011.  Initiatives on IP enforcement beyond TRIPS: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force.  In: Antons, C (eds.): The Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Comparative Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific Region. Kluwer Law International.   125-159. 

2010

Antons, C.  2010.  The role of traditional knowledge and access to genetic resources in biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia.  Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 19, Number 4   : 1189-1204   .
Antons, C.  2010.  Perubahan Undang-Undang Hak Cipta dan Masyarakat Informasi di Indonesia (Part 1).  Media HKI, Vol. VII, No. 4   : 21-23   .
Antons, C.  2010.  Sui Generis Protection for Plant Varieties and Traditional Knowledge in Biodiversity and Agriculture: The International Framework and National Approaches in the Philippines and India.  Indian Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 6   : 89-139   .
Antons, C.  2010.  Appreciating Different Knowledge Systems: Collaboration Needed to Promote Traditional Knowledge.  SangSaeng, Vol. 27, Spring   : 44-46   .

2009

2009.  What is “traditional cultural expression”? – International definitions and their application in developing Asia.  The WIPO Journal, No. 1   : 103-116   .
Antons, C.  2009.  Editorial: IP law reform in developing countries after the global financial crisis.  International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law, Vol. 40, No. 8   : 881-882   .
Antons, C.  2009.  Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Intellectual Property Law in the Asia-Pacific Region.  Kluwer Law International. Alphen aan den Rijn.
Antons, C.  2009.  Intellectual Property: Southeast Asian Law.  In: Stanley N. Katz (eds.): The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. Oxford University Press.   260-265. 
Antons, C.  2009.  The Philippines.  In: Stanley N. Katz (eds.): The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History. Oxford University Press.   318-320. 
Antons, C.  2009.  The International Debate About Traditional Knowledge and Approaches in the Asia Pacific Region.  In: Antons, C (eds.): Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Intellectual Property Law in the Asia-Pacific Region. Kluwer Law International.   39-65. 
Antons, C.  2009.  Malaysia.  In: P. Goldstein and J. Straus (eds.): IP in Asia: Law, Economics, History and Politics. Springer.   167-197. 
Antons, C.  2009.  Indonesia.  In: P. Goldstein and J. Straus (eds.): IP in Asia: Law, Economics, History and Politics. Springer.   225-228. 
Antons, C.  2009.  Foster v Mountford: Cultural confidentiality in a changing Australia.  In: A. Kenyon, M. Richardson and S. Ricketson (eds.): Landmarks in Australian Intellectual Property Law. Cambridge University Press .   110-125. 
Antons, C.  2009.  Traditional knowledge in Asia: global agendas and local subjects.  In: J. Gillespie and R. Peerenboom (eds.): Regulation in Asia: Pushing back against globalization. Routledge.   64-84. 
Antons, C. and R. Antons-Sutanto.  2009.  Traditional Medicine and Intellectual Property Rights: A Case Study of the Indonesian Jamu Industry.  In: Antons, C (eds.): Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Intellectual Property Law in the Asia-Pacific Region. Kluwer Law International.   363-384. 

2008

Antons, C.  2008.  The recognition and protection of well-known trade marks in Indonesia.  Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol. 3, No. 3   : 185-193   .
Antons, C.  2008.  National Bans for You Tube: The Debate in Thailand in comparison with India, Turkey and Germany.  Computer Law Review International, No. 1   : 1-6   .
Antons, C.  2008.  Traditional Cultural Expressions and Their Significance for Development in a Digital Environment: Examples from Australia and Southeast Asia.  In: C.B. Graber and M. Burri-Nenova (eds.): Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions in a Digital Environment. Edward Elgar .   287-301. 
Antons, C.  2008.  Copyright Law Reform and the Information Society in Indonesia.  In: B. Fitzgerald, Fuping Gao, D. O’Brien and Sampsung Xiaoxiang Shi (eds.): Copyright Law, Digital Content and the Internet in the Asia-Pacific. Sydney University Press .   235-255. 

2007

Antons, C.  2007.  Traditional knowledge, biological resources and intellectual property rights in Asia: The example of the Philippines.  Forum of International Development Studies, Vol. 34, No. 3   : 1-18   .
Antons, C.  2007.  Sui Generis Protection for Plant Varieties and Traditional Agricultural Knowledge: The Example of India.  European Intellectual Property Review , Vol. 29, No. 12   : 480-485   .
Antons, C.  2007.  Faire des affaires en Indonésie: exécution des contrats par les tribunaux ordinaires et creation d’un tribunal de commerce spécialisé dans la propriété intellectuelle et les faillites.  In: J. Gibson and B. du Marais (eds.): Réformes du droit économique et développement en Asie. La Documentation Française.   73-90. 
Antons, C.  2007.  Law Reform in the “Developmental States” of East and Southeast Asia – From the Asian Crisis to September 11, 2001, and Beyond.  In: C. Antons and V. Gessner (eds.): Globalisation and Resistance: Law Reform in Asia Since the Crisis. Hart Publishing.   81-104. 
Antons, C.  2007.  DoingBusiness in Indonesia: Enforcement of contracts in the general courts and the creation of a specialized Commercial Court for intellectual property and bankruptcy cases.  AED – Attractivité Economique du Droit, Programme international de recherches, Université Paris 10 Nanterre, Working Paper AED-EAL-2007-4, : 1-27   . Further Information
Antons, C and V. Gessner.  2007.  Globalisation and Resistance: Law Reform in Asia Since the Crisis.  Hart Publishing. Oxford and Portland, Oregon.
Antons, C. and V. Gessner.  2007.  Introduction.  In: C. Antons and V. Gessner (eds.): Globalisation and Resistance: Law Reform in Asia Since the Crisis. Hart Publishing.   1. 

2004

Antons, C., M. Blakeney, and C. Heath (eds).  2004.  Intellectual Property Harmonisation Within ASEAN and APEC.  Kluwer Law International. The Hague.

2003

Antons, C.  2003.  Law and Development in East and Southeast Asia.  Taylor & Francis. London, New York.

2000

Antons, C.  2000.  Intellectual Property Law in Indonesia.  Kluwer Law International. The Hague, London and Boston.

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Christoph Antons

Senior Fellow

Division/Group:
Cultural and Political Change

E-Mail:
christoph.antons(at)mq.edu.au