Intellectual Property Watch Announces New Associate Editor

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Intellectual Property Watch is happy to welcome Tove Iren Spissøy Gerhardsen to its ranks as its new Associate Editor. She will be covering a full range of IP policy issues, including the areas of health, trade, and other developments at the international, regional (such as the European Union) and national levels.

Tove was most recently the Northern European Editor of Scrip World Pharmaceutical News, working first from the London headquarters and later from Copenhagen, Denmark (at the International Press Center). She has also worked for Newsweek in New York and has recently started making radio broadcasts for the Norwegian broadcasting corporation, NRK. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2001) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism (major) and International Relations (minor) from Brigham Young University, Utah (1998).

Tove also has a passion for China where she lived in 1997 after having studied Mandarin in the United States as part of her undergraduate studies. While in China she worked for the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai and traveled extensively including to Tibet.

She has also lived one summer in her “own” capital, Oslo, where she worked for the Norwegian Business Daily in 1998. As a Norwegian, Tove loves sports and outdoors activities such as skiing, hiking, fishing and running marathons. She began her career at a local newspaper on a neighbouring island to Spissøy, the island off the west coast of Norway where her family name comes from.

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