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Daniel
Acquah
Postdoctoral Researcher, Laws
Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS)
LL.D

Contact

+358 29 450 4404
+358 50 309 5817
Caloniankuja 3
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

International and European Intellectual Property Law
Patents and Pharmaceuticals
Intellectual Property and Development
Intellectual Property Law in Africa
Postcolonialism
Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL).

Biography

Daniel Acquah is a Research Fellow at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) and an Associate Researcher at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He has master’s degrees in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Glasgow Graduate School of Law), in Law (UTU), and double doctoral degrees in Law (UTU and VUB). Daniel has spent research periods at leading intellectual property and European Union law research sites such as the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, France, and the Institute for European Studies, VUB, Brussels. Since 2013, he has been a guest lecturer in intellectual property law at universities in Finland and abroad, including the University of Eastern Finland, the Hanken School of Economics, VUB, and the University of Szeged, Hungary. Daniel is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars and has published in reputable international and European intellectual property law journals and edited book volumes.

Teaching

Daniel's teaching is informed by his research interest. He teaches the course “Simulating International Intellectual Property Treaty Negotiation (TLS_0090)” and “Intellectual Property, Trade, and Development (TLS_0081).”



Research

Daniel's research interests lie primarily in the areas of international and European intellectual property law, patents and pharmaceuticals, intellectual property and development, intellectual property law in Africa, and TWAIL. Daniel has collaborated on many Academy of Finland projects, including the eCoherence project (2013-2016), the TranSip project (2013-2016), the Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property project (2016-2020), and the Digital Disruption of Industry project funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland (2015-2021). His current research focuses on the central role of technical assistance in the constitutionalization of intellectual property norms in Africa.

Publications

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