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Marumo Nkomo

Marumo is the Southern African representative on the Executive Committee to the African Network of International Economic Law.

He holds an LLB degree from the University of Wales (UK) and two Masters degrees. The first, being an LLM in international trade and investment law from the Centre for Human Rights which is a joint centre of the University of Pretoria and University of the Western Cape (South Africa); while the other is a Master of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Berne (Switzerland). Marumo has worked with leading law firms in South Africa and Malaysia as well as a host of inter-governmental organizations such as the World Trade Organisation, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Development Programme. 

Teaching

Postgraduate

Regional Economic Integration in Africa (LLM)

Basic Principles of Intellectual Property (LLM)

Intellectual Property and Development (LLM)

Undergraduate

Company Law (Commerce)

Business Law 2 (Commerce)

Publications

Books:

The MERCOSUR-SACU PTA: A Step Forward in south-South Relations? in Monitoring Regional Integration-Yearbook on Regional Integration in Southern Africa (2013) Tralac

The WTO Medicines Decision in light of its Utilization: Resolution or Resignation? (2010) LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Articles:

Marumo Nkomo (2015) The Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) - Pharmaceuticals Transitional Period: Can it Help Build Capacity in African Least Developed Countries (LDCs)?, International Journal of African Renaissance Studies - Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity, 10:2, 48-68, DOI: 10.1080/18186874.2015.1107977

'Rwanda's New Intellectual Property Law and Compulsory Licensing for Export under the WTO: Not Quite a Panacea' (2013) 21.2 African Journal of International and Comparative Law 279-294

'South Africa's Proposed Intellectual Property Law: the Need for Improved Regional Cooperation' (2013) Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (forthcoming July 2013)

'IP rights no longer capital in South Africa: a welcome signal for foreign investment' (2012) 7 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 88

"The WIPO Development Agenda and the Use of TRIPS Flexibilities in Least Developed Countries: Can WIPO Help to Ease the Transition?" see: http://www.iqsensato.org

"Protection of Traditional Terms and Expressions-Changes to the Trade Marks Act" see: http://www.linexlegal.com