Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Intellectual Property Office - Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago


Dr. Justin Koo

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.

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.

Prior to joining UWI, Justin was a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London and a Teaching Fellow at University College London (UCL). Justin’s primary research interest is focused on copyright law and he has published books and articles in the area. Justin also has teaching interests in intellectual property law, sports law, entertainment law and legal research skills.

Justin is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK, a member of ALAI, a football referee with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Referees Association (North Zone) and an intellectual property consultant with Clover Consultancy Ltd.