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Dr. Edem Essien Udoaka


Commercial and Industrial Law


Associate Professor


[email protected]

About Dr. Edem Essien Udoaka

Edem Essien Udoaka is a Barrister at Law and an Associate Professor in the Department of Commercial and Industrial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar. He joined the Faculty of Law in May, 1995 as an Assistant lecturer. He was Head of the Department of Private Law (2009 – 2012) and Head of Department of Commercial and Industrial Law (2015 – 2018). He is an alumnus of University of Calabar, the Nigerian Law School and the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria, where he obtained his Ph.D. Degree in Law in 2008. His current research is on Intellectual Property Law, and Law of Taxation. He has successfully supervised over 70 undergraduate projects, 5 LL.M. and 3 Ph.D. theses. He has over 25 articles in learned journals. His institutional email is [email protected]

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateSt Augustine Primary School, Ikot Omin, Calabar, Cross River State19641971
WASC/GCEEastern Secondary Commercial School, Ediba, Calabar, Cross River State 19721976
LL.B.University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19881993
B.L.Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos19941994
M. Phil. (Law)Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State19982001
Ph.DObafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State20042008

S/N Publication
Udoaka, E. E. (2017). An Appraisal of Unfair Terms in Technology Transfer Contracts in Nigeria. International Journal of Law and Management Studies, 2(4), 48 – 60.
Ekpo, M. E. & Udoaka E. E. (2016). Environmental Crimes Under Selected Environmental Protection Laws in Nigeria: a Critique. Calabar Law Journal, 17(1), 154 - 170.
Udoaka, E. E. (2013). Critical Appraisal of the Problems in the Licensing of Patents in Nigeria. Indian Journal of Industrial Property Law, 6(1), 48 – 77.
Okom, M. P. & Udoaka, E. E. (2012). Actualising the ECOWAS Dream of Borderless Region: Issues, Prospects and Options. American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities, 2(3), 117 – 132
Udoaka, E. E. & Okom, M. P. (2011). The Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria. Integrative Humanism Journal, 1(1), 24 – 40.
Okom M. P. & Udoaka E. E. (2010). The Nigerian Prison System: A case for Reform. Nigerian Journal of Social and Development Issues, 7(1), 103 - 123.
Udoaka, E. E., Ekpo, M. E., & Okom M. P. (2010). Corporate Secretarial Practice in Nigeria: Analytical Review. Calabar Law Journal, 14(1), 145 – 183.
Udoaka, E. E. (2008).Issues in the Proposal for an African Union Government. Lead City University Law Journal, 1(1), 40 – 52.
Udoaka, E. E. (2008). An Analysis of the Theories of Intellectual Property Rights. in Ikeja Bar Review, 3(1), 164 – 179.
Udoaka, E. E. (2008 & 2009).The Protection of Industrial Designs in Nigeria: The Law and Practice. The Calabar Law Journal, 12&13(1), 276 – 295.
Udoaka, E. E. (2007). Patent Rights and Administration in Nigeria. Calabar Law Journal, 11(1), 1 – 24.
Udoaka, E. E. (2007). A Review of the Conflicts Between International Patent Rights Policies And Human Rights. Ikeja Bar Review, 2(1), 44 – 68.
Udoaka, E. E. (2006). The TRIPS Agreement, Drug Multinationals, And the Developing Countries. Ikeja Bar Review, 1(1 & 2), 178–196.
Udoaka, E. E. (2005). Globalized Intellectual Property Rights and the Exclusion of Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge. Management and Industrial Law Journal, 4(1), 83 - 96.
Udoaka, E. E. (2004). The Legal Protection of Share Capital of Companies in Nigeria. Calabar Journal of Banking and Finance, 1(1), 82 - 98.
Udoaka, E. E. (2002). Globalisation of Patent Laws and Its Implications for the Developing Countries. Calabar Law Journal, 5(1), 44 - 63.
Udoaka, E. E. (2002). Patent Licensing and Transfer of Technology Under the Nigerian Patents and Designs Act, Private Law Journal, 1(1), 100 – 113.
Udoaka, E. E. (2002-2003). The Legal Protection of Inventions and Investors by Patents in Nigeria. Calabar Law Journal, 5 - 7(1), 207 - 224.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
International Workshop on Licensing of Intellectual Property Assets organized by The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, in Collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Office for Technology Acquisition andNil.2004-03-292004-03-30
Advanced Computer Training Workshop held at Delta State University, Nigeria.Nil.2008-06-022008-06-06
Annual National Secretarial Conference of the Chartered Institute of Certified Secretaries and Reporters, Calabar, Nigeria..Principles of Corporate Secretarial Practice.2008-11-112008-11-14
Law Teachers Conference at Kogi State University, Nigeria.Recruitment of Law Academic Staff in the 21st Century.2010-05-172010-05-20