Dr Ramesh Bikram Karky

Dr. Ramesh Karky
School School of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – International Business Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, Audit, and Information Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Communications Management (Honours)
Academic and Professional Designations
  • SJD, Law, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
  • LLM, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
  • Dip. In Law (LLB), Tribhuvan University
Courses Taught
  • LAW72200 - Business Law
  • LAW73100 - Media Ethics and Law
  • LAW74020 - Media and Communications Law
  • LAW BUS8330 - Global Trade Law
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Business Law
  • International Business Law
  • International Trade Regulation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Biotechnology Law
  • International Law
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 10+ years as an expert consultant on the Commonwealth Secretariat and UNDP, UNCTAD, and USAID-funded programs in different jurisdictions.
  • 10+ years as a lawyer in Kathmandu.
  • 11+ years as a researcher in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan.
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications


  • Karky, R. and Perry, M., Disharmonization in the Regulation of Transgenic Plants in Europe, Biotechnology Law Report, Vol 38, Number 6, pp. 1-26 (2019).
  • Karky, R., Bioinformatics Innovations and Patent Eligibility, The Journal of World Intellectual Property, Vol. 21, Issue 3-4, pp. 140-156 (2018).
  • Karky, R., "Intellectual Property Rights and Foreign Direct Investment Agreements" in Perry, M. ed., Intellectual Property Governance for the 21st Century: Global Evolution (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, May 2016) Chapter 12, 225-242.
  • Published other articles and book chapters.

Research positions:

  • Fellow, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (2016 to present)
  • Invited Researcher, Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo (2013/2014)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in law, University of Western Ontario (2010 - 2013)

Research Assistant/Scholar, Golden Gate University (2001 - 2005)

Additional Information
Dr. Karky enjoys teaching and research. As a development worker, he is also interested in international development, international trade, peace, human rights, the rule of law, etc.