LL.D Daniel Acquah is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Turku Faculty of Law. He holds master’s degrees in criminology and in law and (double) doctoral degrees in law. His doctoral thesis focused on the EU’s action on intellectual property rule-making, both externally and internally, and its impact on developing countries in the context of access to medicines. Daniel has presented research papers at several international conferences, and has a wealth of experience publishing in leading international journals as well as contributing to a book project.
Research focus in the project:
Daniel will address the relevant policy space available in TRIPS for developing countries in the context of its enforcement obligations, and whether (and how) new enforcement provisions on intellectual property contained in recent treaties hedge intellectual property from ‘developmental’ objectives such as technology transfer. He will conduct similar assessments in regard to the protection of traditional knowledge and geographical indications. Mr Acquah will, in his articles, for instance, identify checks and balances present in EU legislation but which are absent in the treaties promoted by the EU. His contributions utilize new constitutionalist approach.
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