Naana Halm, a Ghanaian citizen, pursued her interest and passion in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) law and was granted a scholarship to do her master's degree in IP from the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany. She successfully completed the course and obtained a Master's degree in Intellectual Property Law (LL.M IP) in 2004. She has worked extensively in the IP field with organisations such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) as well as in the private sector. She has over 18 years' experience and exposure in the IP field and is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree (PhD) at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research title is: “The Legal Protection of traditional medical knowledge in the South African pharmaceutical innovation context”.
speaks English, French and Fanti and
has been active in the field of IP since 1999.
Area of expertise: Commercial contracts, Corporate law, Trademarks, Domains, Designs, Patents, Copyrights, Unfair Competition Law, IP transactions, IP portfolio management, Technology commercialization, Technology management