Dr Justin Koo

Dr Justin Koo, LLB LLM PhD


Dr Justin Koo is a Lecturer and Deputy Dean for Graduate Studies and Outreach at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, St Augustine. Prior to joining the UWI, Justin was a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London and a Teaching Fellow at University College London (UCL). Justin obtained his LLB from the University of Kent in 2011. He then completed his LLM in Intellectual Property Law at King's College London in 2012. Following this, he completed his PhD at King's College London in 2016. The thesis comprised the title: 'The proper scope of the communication to the public right in EU copyright law'. Resulting from his thesis was the book ‘The Right of Communication to the Public in EU Copyright Law’ published by Hart Publishing in May 2019, which was subsequently cited by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Advocate General’s Opinion on Joined Cases C-682/18 and C-683/18 Frank Peterson v Google LLC and others and Elsevier Inc v Cyando AG. Justin is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK, a member of Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI), a trainer with the National Intellectual Property Training Centre (Trinidad and Tobago) and a football referee with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (North Zone)

Teaching Interests

Intellectual Property; Copyright Law; Trade Mark Law; Entertainment Law; Sports Law; Legal Methods, Research and Writing


Research interests

Copyright Law; Trade Mark Law; Intellectual Property; Sports Law

PhD Supervision Interests

Copyright Law; Trade Mark Law



The Right of Communication to the Public in EU Copyright Law (Hart Publishing 2019)


A Justificatory Pluralist Toolbox: Constructing a Modern Approach to Justifying Copyright Law’ (2020) 42(8) European Intellectual Property Review 469

‘The Influence of Football on the Development of the Communication to the Public Right’ (2019) 41(9) European Intellectual Property Review 571

‘Full Blown Entertainment: A missed opportunity for advancing the copyright law of developing countries with hybrid copyright systems’ (2018) 13(10) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 782

‘Away we Ziggo: the latest chapter in the EU communication to the public story’ (2018) 13(7) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 542




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