Bram Van Wiele is a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Commercial Law. His research focuses on the intellectual property (IP) aspects of 3D printing and the impact thereof on innovation and development.
Van Wiele obtained his LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) where he majored in International and European Law. In 2014, he obtained an additional LLM, specialising in IP Law, from UCT. During these studies, Van Wiele was awarded the David Potts Essay Prize for his essay on cyber libel. He joined the UCT IP Unit, in the Faculty of Law, in March 2014, and organisesd the Unit’s CopyrightX:UCT course.