Mr. Muhammad Zaheer Abbas is a lecturer in law at International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He is currently conducting his PhD research at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) as a recipient of QUT Postgraduate Research Award (QUTPRA). He studied Law at International Islamic University, Islamabad and obtained BA General and LLB (Hons) with distinction in 2010. He also obtained LLM in International Law, with distinction, from the same university in 2012. He has nearly 7 years of legal teaching and research experience. He also served as Associate Editor of Islamabad Law Review, a peer reviewed open access research journal of Faculty of Shariah Law. He has published 10 research papers, related to intellectual property protection and the public interest, in reputed peer-reviewed journals.