Daniel Opoku Acquah

Project Researcher, M.Sc. (Glasgow), LL.M Dip. (Turku), Doctoral Candidate

Faculty of Law
20014 University of Turku

Phone: +358 (0) 2 333 5831

Office hour Wed 13–14


Daniel Opoku Acquah is a doctoral researcher at the University of Turku and at the Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije University of Brussels. He teaches and specializes in international and European intellectual property law. His research focuses on the contribution of the EU to international intellectual property rule-making at different levels (multilateral, bilateral and regional), and its implications on developing countries. Before joining the Faculty of Law as a researcher, he had previously studied at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana), the Glasgow Graduate School of Law (Scotland), and the Turku Law School. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars.  In April 2013, he was as an Erasmus visiting scholar at the University of Szeged, Hungary, where he taught on the comparative law course. Since spring 2015, he is a visiting lecturer on the “Intellectual property rights and international trade” course at the University of Eastern Finland.

Responsible teacher: Introduction to International Intellectual Property Law.
Teacher: Advanced Studies in Law and Information Society.

Positions of trust (faculty): Member, International affairs committee.


Daniel Acquah, Kan He, "Implementation of Border Measures in Europe and China" in Nari Lee, Niklas Bruun and Mingde Li (eds), "Governance of Intellectual Property Rights in China and Europe” (forthcoming 2016, Edward Elgar Publishers).

Daniel Acquah, “Trends on the implementation of the EU Customs Regulation: for better or for worse?”, 10 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 10, OUP, (2015), pp. 775-784.
*Also published in Issue 10 of GRUR Int. (2015) (Germany).

Daniel Acquah, "Balancing or Lobbying? On Access to Medicines, Border Measures and the European Parliament’s Amendments to the Proposed EU Trademark Rules", 19 Journal of Intellectual Property Rights 6 (2014), pp. 404-412.

Daniel Acquah, “Extending the Limits of Protection of Pharmaceutical patents and Data Outside the EU: Is There a Need to Rebalance?”, 45 International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 3 – IIC (2014), pp. 256-286.

Daniel Acquah, “Developments in the EU External IP and Trade Competence up to Lisbon: New Wine in Old Wine Bottles?”, 5 Nordiskt immateriellt Rättskydd, NIR (2011), pp. 423-443.