Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space, by Hamza Hameed
"Carl Christol in 1964 (1) said : "Science soars like an eagle and Law drags on like a turtle".
This is exactly the situation we see when it comes to the protection of intellectual property rights in outer space. This article will briefly describe what intellectual property rights comprise of, how they are relevant in outer space and what the current legal regime in place for outer space says about the matter. It will then look into the ‘flags of convenience’ problem that comes alongside the law advocated by the current regime and it will at the end, provide some recommendations and a conclusion as to the way forward".