Sinkala Ruth Mulenga

Department of Public Law

Ruth M. Sinkala holds an LLB (with distinction) from the University of Botswana, Botswana and an LLM (with distinction) from Uppsala University, Sweden. Ruth joined the University as a Staff Development Fellow in 2015 and started lecturing in the School in 2018 upon her completion of her LL.M studies at Uppsala University. She specialises in Intellectual Property Law. She is currently teaching Intellectual Property Law at the University and is involved in tutoring Legal Writing and Legal Process.

Research Interests

Research Interests:

Various aspects of Intellectual Property Law, especially the Law of Patents, Trade secrets, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCEs); International Law and Family Law.



  • Importation of the US Style Fair Use Doctrine into the European Copyright Law System; A Fairly Good Idea or a Fairly Bad One? (Uppsala University Tech Transfer Office (UU Innovation), Uppsala Science Park, Sweden 2017)

  • The Notion of Genuine Use: Fundamental to Trademark Protection. (Uppsala University &, Lindahl Law Firm Coordinated Workshop 2016)

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