DR Kunle OLA
Dr Kunle Ola is a lecturer at the Thomas More Law School (TMLS), and a member of the TMLS Commercial Law and Just Societies. He is a member of the TMLS management team and member of the ACU Library Committee. He is the course coordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice, the National Lecturer in Charge for Business Organisation (Laws 200) and Intellectual Property Law (Laws 406) and the Lecturer in Charge for Laws of Contract (Laws 105) and Consumer Protection Law (Laws 401).
Kunle's research focuses on Intellectual Property, Copyright Collective Administration and Open Access to Knowledge. He has collaborated with reputable agencies including, Ford Foundation, United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), Australian Research Council (ARC) and Canada's International Development Research Council (IDRC). He is the author of several publications. His recent work on Open Access titled Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria: A framework for developing countries was published with Routledge (2018).
He holds an LLB from the University of Benin, LL.M from the University of South Africa and a PhD from the Australian Catholic University. He has over eighteen years Private, Public and International experience.
Dr Ola is an international expert in the field of Intellectual Property and has published widely with Internationally recognized publishers and Journal articles. His publications include
- Ola Kunle, Copyright Collective Administration in Nigeria: Lessons for Africa, Springer, 2013.
- Ola Kunle, Open Access to Knowledge in Nigeria: A framework for Developing Countries (Routledge, 2018)
- Ola Kunle, Evolution and Future Trends of Copyright in Nigeria in Brian Fitzgerald and John Gilchrist (eds), Copyright Perspective: Past, Present and Prospect (Springer, 2015) 97-124.
- Ola Kunle, & Embracing Open Policies to Enable Access to Information: The Edo State Open Data Portal in Brian Fitzgerald and John Gilchrist (eds), Copyright, Property and the Social Contract (Springer, 2018)
- Ola Kunle, Fundamentals of Open Access (2014) 36(2) European Intellectual Property Review, 112-123.
- Ola Kunle, Copyright Collective Administration in Nigeria: Regulatory Challenges (2014) 2 NIALS Journal of Intellectual Property 84-122.
- Brian Fitzgerald et al, Limitless Information-The Challenge for Copyright (2014) 7(1) Journal of Cultural Science 111-129.
- Ola Kunle, Evolution and Future Trends of Copyright in Nigeria, (2014) 2(1) Journal of Open Access to Law 1-36.
- Ola Kunle, Scholarly Publication in Nigeria: Implications of Open Access, (2015) 6(2) The WIPO Journal, Sweet & Maxwell 117-132.
- Ola Kunle, Theories of Open Access (2018) 6(1) Journal of Open Access to Law 1-42.
- Ola Kunle, Is Nigeria's Corporate Affairs Commission Serious about Online Registration (2019) 40(2) The Company Lawyer, Sweet & Maxwell.
1.   UNCTAD research Integrating Developing Countries SME into Global   Value Chains. It can be found at UNCTAD/DIAE/ED/2009/5.
2.   NCC/FORD FOUNDATION research titled Study of Piracy in Nigeria 2006
3.   Open Air Project: titled Feasibility of an ECOWAS Trademarks Regime taking Cognisance of Shifting Paradigms and Adapted to the Needs of Countries in West Africa: The Case for Certification Marks for Textiles and other Agricultural-based Products  (Prepared the instruments to be administered to government agencies). 2011
4. Expert committee member on the drafting of a policy framework for Nigeria on Training of Trainers: Enhancing the trade competitiveness of Small to Medium enterprises (SMEs) through Technology Commercialization and Innovation Promotion at the Australian Leadership Award Fellowship (ALAF) Program, organized by the Queensland University of Technology, May 9th  June 17th 2011 Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney, Australia.
5.   Team Member, Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Australia. 2011
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