The Treatment of Intellectual Property Under The Law of the Sea Treaty

An Outline

July 5, 2004

Howard J. Klein

Definitions
1. The Area: The portion of the seabed outside any national jurisdiction (Article 1, section 1).
2. The International Seabed Authority: Referred to as “the Authority.” All member states are members of the Authority (Article 156, section 2).
3. The Enterprise: The “organ of the Authority which shall carry out activities in the Area” (Article 170, section 1).

Intellectual Property Under The Law of the Sea Treaty