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    TK and TCEs Again under Focus at 37th WIPO IGC
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    by Chidi Oguamanam On August 27, 2018, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) reconvened in Geneva for its 37th session. The August 27-31 meeting is the third under the 2018-2019 biennium of the IGC and also the first...
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    Interview with Open AIR's Desmond Oriakhogba
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    Desmond is a lawyer, and lecturer in law at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He recently completed his PhD research (awaiting examination) in the Department of Commercial Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa (UCT), where he explored the interface between copyright and competition law in relation to the...
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    Open AIR and QES Fellow Explored the IP, TK and Gender Dimensions of the Benin bronze casting art at the 2018 International Conference on Legal Pluralism
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    By Desmond Oriakhogba Gender issues are increasingly being discussed with regard to intellectual property (IP) and traditional knowledge (TK), especially from an African innovation perspective. Generally, concepts such as authorship, innovation and ownership, which underpin IP law, are defined from masculine perspectives and are not easily adaptable to TK and innovative...

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