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Tobias Schonwetter

University of Cape Town
Director: IP Unit
South Africa
Dr. Tobias Schonwetter is the Director of the Intellectual Property Unit and an Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town's law faculty. He currently is a Principal Investigator for various intellectual property-related research and capacity building projects, including Open AIR (www.openair.org.za) and ASK Justice (www.askjustice.org). Since 2009, Tobias has been the legal lead of Creative Commons South Africa. Previously, Tobias was a Senior Manager at PwC South Africa and the Regional Coordinator for Africa for Creative Commons. Tobias studied and practiced law in Germany and holds Ph.D. and LL.M. degrees from the University of Cape Town. Since 2017, Tobias is an Associate Member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa, Canada.