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Book chapters

  1. Caroline B Ncube ' South Africa’s Three Decades of Access to Medicine Discourse: Blight or Benefit' in Srividhya Ragavan and Amaka Vanni (ed.s) Intellectual Property Law and Access to Medicines TRIPS Agreement, Health, and Pharmaceuticals (2021) Routledge 235 - 251
  2. Caroline B Ncube ‘Intellectual Property and Openness: A Research Perspective and Agenda’ in Irene Calboli and Maria Lillà Montagnani (ed.s) Handbook of Intellectual Property Research : Lenses, Methods, and Perspectives (2021) Oxford University Press 700 – 713
  3. Caroline Ncube and Isaac Rutenberg ‘Intellectual property and Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies’ in Mazibuko-Makena, Z. and Kraemer-Mbula, E. (ed.s) Leap 4.0: African Perspectives on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (2020) MISTRA 393 – 416
  4. Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong, Shirin Elahi, Dick Kawooya, Erika KramerMbula, Caroline Ncube, Chidi Oguamanam, Nagla Rizk, Isaac Rutenberg, and Tobias Schonwetter ‘Open Innovation in Africa: Current Realities, Future Scenarios, and Scalable Solutions’ in Matthew L. Smith and Ruhiya Kristine Seward (eds)Making Open Development Inclusive: Lessons from IDRC Research (2020) MIT Press, IDRC 403 – 430  Download full book
  5. Caroline Ncube, Tobias Schonwetter, Jeremy de Beer, Chidi Oguamanam ‘A principled approach to intellectual property rights and innovation in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement’ in David Luke and Jamie Macleod (eds), Inclusive Trade in Africa :The African Continental Free Trade Area in Comparative Perspective (2019) Routledge 177 – 194
  6. Caroline B Ncube ‘Three Centuries and Counting: The Emergence and Development of Intellectual Property Law in Africa’ in Rochelle C Dreyfuss & Justine Pila (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law ( 2018) Oxford University Press 409 – 430
  7. Caroline B Ncube ‘Using Human Rights to Move Beyond Reformism to Radicalism: A2K for Schools, Libraries and Archives’ in Matthew Callahan and Jim Rogers (eds) A Critical Guide to Intellectual Property (2017) Zed Books 117- 143
  8. Caroline B Ncube ‘Calibrating Copyright for Creators and Consumers: Promoting Distributive Justice and Ubuntu’ in R. Giblin & K. Weatherall (eds.), What if We Could Reimagine Copyright?, Canberra: ANU Press, (2017) 253 – 280  – SSRN  – Publisher’s version
  9. Caroline B Ncube ‘Intellectual Property protection of Traditional Knowledge and Access to Knowledge in South Africa’ in Matthew Rimmer (ed) Indigenous Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research (2015) Edward Elgar 543 – 564
  10. Caroline B Ncube and Eve Gray ‘South Africa & Zimbabwe: Silencing Critical Voices’ in Nagla Rizk, Carlos Affonso de Souza and Pranesh Parakesh (ed.s) Global Censorship: Shifting Modes, Persisting Paradigms (2015) Information Society Project, Yale Law School 53 – 64

Journal articles

  1. Oluseye Jegede and Caroline Ncube 'Science, Technology, Innovation Management for Industrial Development in South Africa: Implications for the Fourth Industrial Revolution' (2021) 15(9) International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change 673 - 695
  2. Rachel Adams et al 'POPIA Code of Conduct for Research (with corrigendum): Discussion Document' (2021) 117(5/6) South African Journal of Science DOI: https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2021/10933  
  3. Desmond Osaretin  Oriakhogba, 'What If DABUS Came to Africa? Visiting AI Inventorship and Ownership of Patent from the Nigerian Perspective', (2021) 42(2) Business Law Review 89-99 
  4. Desmond Oriakhogba and Ifeoluwa A Olubiyi 'Implications of the Nigerian Broadcasting Code on Broadcast Copyright and Competition' (2021) 70(7) GRUR International 644–655
  5. Caroline B Ncube, Blake E Reid and Desmond O Oriakhogba ‘Beyond the Marrakesh VIP Treaty: Typology of copyright access‐enabling provisions for persons with disabilities‘. J World Intellect Prop. 2020; 1– 17. https://doi.org/10.1111/jwip.12144
  6. Desmond Oriakhogba 'Applying Competition Regime to Collective Management Organizations in Nigeria: Lessons from US and EU Law' (2020) Journal of Contemporary Commercial and Industrial Law  1
  7. Chijioke Okorie 'Lessons in Protecting and Enforcing Copyright in Screenplays in Nigeria' (2020) 41(2)
    Business Law Review 55 – 62
  8. Chijioke Okorie ' South Africa with Kenya and Eswatini seek Waiver of certain provisions of the TRIPS Agreement to Align Intellectual Property Rights with Access to Medicines in the fight against COVID-19' (2020) 121 Journal of The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc 122 - 123
  9. Chijioke Okorie 'The Constitutional Court of South Africa provides guidance on patent prosecution policy in South Africa' (2020) 120 Journal of The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. 101 -103
  10. Chijioke Okorie 'Corporate governance of copyright collecting societies in Nigeria: are (some) interventions under the Copyright Act lawful?' (2019) 6 NIALS Journal of Intellectual Property 76
  11. Chijioke Okorie 'Gender equality in South Africa’s creative sector through the regulation of collective management organisations' October 2020 Africa Portal 
  12. Chijioke Okorie 'An analysis of the IP-related provisions of the Nigerian Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2019' (2019) 14 (8) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 613–621, https://doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpz064
  13. Chijioke  Okorie 'Copyright in ‘contest-created’ works: Ugandan Court of Appeal weighs private interests and public benefit vis-a`-vis Uganda’s national anthem'  (2019) 14(12) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 933–934, https://doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpz133
  14. Caroline B Ncube and Desmond O Oriakhogba ‘Monkey Selfie and Authorship in Copyright Law: The Nigerian and South African Perspectives’ PER / PELJ 2018(21) – DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2018/v21i0a4979
  15. Jeremy De Beer, Jeremiah Baarbé and Caroline B Ncube ‘Evolution of Africa’s intellectual property treaty ratification landscape’ (2018) The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), 22, 53-82. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/26173
  16. Caroline B Ncube ‘Online copyright infringement, techno-cultural creations and the copyright–technology nexus’, (2018) Int. J. Private Law, Vol. 9, Nos. 1/2, 19–31.
  17. Caroline B Ncube ‘The Creative Industry and South African Intellectual Property Law’ (2018) 11(2) Law and Development Review Published Online: 2018-04-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ldr-2018-0030
  18. Caroline B Ncube ‘Decolonising Intellectual Property Law in Pursuit of Africa’s Development‘ (2016) 8(1)  WIPO Journal 34 – 40

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