Wednesday 21 March 2018


You are invited: The Public Interest in Intellectual Property Law

The UCT Inaugural Lecture Series

Society seeks access to knowledge, medicines and culture. How can intellectual property (IP) laws secure such access whilst protecting private property rights in the creative or inventive outputs of individuals, communities and industry? Professor Ncube will discuss options to craft laws that comply with international norms yet are responsive to Africa’s developmental context and support economic growth in the formal and informal sectors.

Caroline Ncube has served as Deputy Dean, Postgraduate Studies and Head of the Department of Commercial Law at UCT’s Faculty of Law. She is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. She holds a NRF rating and has authored more than 70 articles, conference papers and book chapters. She is the author of IP Policy, Law and Administration in Africa: Exploring Continental and Sub-regional Co-operation and co-editor of Indigenous Knowledge & IP. She co-edits the South African IP Law Journal and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals.

Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Time: Doors open at 17:00. Lecture starts promptly at 17:30
Venue: Kramer Law Building, Lecture Theatre 2, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town



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