Amir H. Khoury

Distinguished Visiting Professor
Primary office:
401 Green Hall


Amir H. Khoury is a  Distinguished Visiting Professor at KU Law for the 2013-14 academic year. Khoury received his Ph.D. from the University of Haifa, his LL.M. from Fordham University, and his LL.B. from Hebrew University. Khoury is a senior lecturer, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. He specializes in intellectual property law, and his publications in that field include 2 books, 14 U.S. law journal research papers, and a chapter in an Oxford University Press book. Khoury has lectured at conferences around the world (Northwestern, Chicago; UC Berkeley; Pisa University, Italy; Free University of Brussels; World Jurist Association in Prague) and has been  involved in USPTO programs aimed at promoting IP enforcement (in Oman, Jordan and USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA). He has trained judges, lawyers and patent examiners in IP matters (WIPO events and Israeli Patent Authority). Khoury also teaches at the Tel-Aviv Berkeley LL.M. program and has served as international adviser for Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship in Amman.  

Courses Taught:
  • Special Topics: International Regulation of Intellectual Property
  • Special Topics: Theory and Practice in Fair Dealing in Commerce and Commerce Wrongs



Representative Publications

Books and Book Chapters
"Essentials of Intellectual Property," Book 1 of Intellectual Property and You Series, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (May 2007), 1-58; "Use and Protection of Intellectual Property," Book 2 of Intellectual Property and You Series, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (May·2008), 1-127; "Trademark Policy: The Case of Arab Countries," in Daniel Gervais (ed.), Intellectual Property, Trade and Development: Strategies to Optimize Economic Development in a TRIPS-Plus Era," Oxford University Press (December, 2007); "An International Reading: The Act and its Foreign Sources," in Birnhack and Pessach (eds.), "Authoring Rights: Readings in Copyright Law," Nevo Publishing (2008), 237-269.

Journal Articles
"Ancient and Islamic Sources of Intellectual Property Protection in the Middle East: A Focus on Trademarks," 43(2) IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, Franklin Pierce Law Center 151-206 (2003); "The Development of Modem Trademark Legislation and Protection in Arab Countries of the Middle East, 16(2) The Transnational Lawyer 249-341, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law (2003); "Well-Known and Famous Trademarks in Israel: TRIPS from Manhattan to the Dawn of a New Millennium," 12(4) Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 991-1039 (2002); "An American Bank in the Palestinian Authority: Investing in the Peace," 24(3) Brooklyn Journal of International Law 739-761 (1999).

Selected Presentations

"Protecting Intellectual Property of the State of Israel," Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Business Management, November 2005; "Intellectual Property between East & West: Technology Commercialization Program," The Free University of Brussels, Belgium (February 2007); "Valuing Your Intellectual Property: A Normative Perspective," Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE), Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), Amman, Jordan (October 2007); "IP Between East and West: Changing the Paradigm," Pisa University, Italy (May 2007); "Analyzing the Effects of Trademark Regimes on Arab Countries," Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL (September 2005); "Intellectual Property Piracy in Arab Countries: Regulative Perspectives," Academy of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (December 2005); "On the International Framework for Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement: Middle Eastern Applications and Implications," The USPTO Academy for the Enforcement of IP Rights & Gulf Cooperation Council Patent Office, Muscat, Oman (January 2004).


Ph.D., Haifa University, 2004; LL.M., Fordham University, 1998; LL.B., Hebrew University, 1993.

Career History

Doctoral Candidate and Adjunct Professor, Haifa University, Faculty of Law, 2002-2005; Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, 2005-2009; Adjunct Professor, Ramat Gan Academic Center for Law & Business, 2006-2012; Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, 2004-Present; Netanya Academic College, 2007-Present; Carmel Academic College, 2010-Present.