Areas of expertise
Ph.D, Dhanay María Cadillo Chandler is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Turku Institute of Advanced Studies (TIAS) for the period 2018-2019, and a Post- Doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Law. She collaborates with the Academy of Finland funded Project Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property (CONST-IP) http://const-ip.utu.fi/. She is a lawyer graduated from MonteÁvila University (Venezuela). Additionally she obtained a Master Degree in Foreign Trade from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), and her Ph.D in 2014 from Hanken School of Economics (Finland).
Cadillo Chandler in her doctoral thesis “The Role of Patent within the Latin American Development” wrote a comparative analysis between Brazil, Chile and Venezuela’s patent and public health policies. In the thesis she discussed the importance of the human right to health in the development of public health policies addressed to provide access to medicines in these three countries. Among her findings, she suggested a tailor implementation of the TRIPS Agreements in accordance to countries’ needs, while also suggesting 1) to look for alternative incentives to the patent system to foster R&D in specific areas; and 2) the need to stress the complementariness between public health policies and patent law policies addressing access to essential medicines. In addition, her research interests include human rights, corporate social responsibility, intellectual property rights, international trade, traditional knowledge and commercial law in general. All areas of expertise where she has taught at the University of Turku and other superior education institutions.
In the academic year 2017-2018 Mrs. Cadillo Chandler was the responsible teacher for the courses Intellectual property protection and licensing models for new technologies, Foundations of International and European Intellectual Property Law and Advanced Studies in Law and Information Society at the University of Turku. She is currently responsible for courses at doctoral level as well.
She has presented research papers at several international conferences and some of her publications can be found below.