About Me

Hi,

My name is Emmanuel Kolawole Oke. I hold an LL.B degree (obtained in 2007) from the University of Lagos and I am qualified to practice as a lawyer (Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; called to the bar in November 2008) in Nigeria. I equally hold an LL.M degree (obtained in 2010) from the University of Lagos and an LL.M degree (obtained in 2011) in the field of Intellectual Property and Technology Law from the National University of Singapore. In addition, I hold a PhD degree in Law (obtained in 2015) from University College Cork. I am a Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh.

My research expertise and interests include: Intellectual Property Law, International Intellectual Property Law, and Comparative Intellectual Property Law. I have written and published on the interface between intellectual property and other areas of international law such as international investment law, international human rights law, and international trade law. I am also interested in the interface between intellectual property and development. I cover all of these on this blog. For a list of my publications, see here. In the future, as time permits, I would also like to explore the interface between intellectual property and private international law.

You can contact me via emmanuel.oke@ed.ac.uk

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this blog are solely mine in my own private capacity.