Desmond Osaretin Oriakhogba

Position and Organisation:
PhD Candidate, University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Oriakhogba is a lawyer, and lecturer in law at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is currently on leave conducting research and training jointly at the University of Cape Town and the University of Ottawa. Oriakhogba 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 regulation of collecting societies in Nigeria and South Africa. He worked as a research assistant in the Intellectual Property (IP) Unit, UCT and assisted in research projects with Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) and ASK Justice. Oriakhogba is currently at the University of Ottawa with Open AIR’s New and Emerging Researcher Group as a QES-Advanced Scholar conducting research on the IP-gender gap, traditional knowledge and the empowerment of rural women bead-workers in the Kwazulu Natal Province, South Africa.