Areas of expertise
Daniel Acquah is a Lecturer in Law and an Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law. He currently holds an Academy Research Fellowship working on his project “Technical Assistance as an Enabler of the Constitutionalizing of Intellectual Property Norms in Africa.” Before joining UTU, Daniel was a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (2020-22), and a Senior Research Associate at the Brussels School of Governance (2018-21). 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 Vrije Universiteit Brussel).
Daniel’s research interest and teaching lie in the areas of European and international intellectual property law, intellectual property and development issues, Third World Approaches to International Law (colonialism, decolonisation, postcolonialism), and issues of global justice. He has collaborated on many Academy of Finland projects, including the eCoherence project, the TranSip project, the Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property project, and the Digital Disruption of Industry project funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.
Daniel has taught intellectual property law at universities in Finland and abroad, including the University of Turku, the University of Eastern Finland, the Hanken School of Economics, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and the University of Szeged, Hungary. He has been visiting faculty at leading intellectual property and EU law research sites such as the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), the University of Strasbourg, the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, and the Brussels School of Governance. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars and has published in respected international and European intellectual property law journals and edited book volumes.