His major area of specialization is Intellectual Property Law where he has authored many peer reviewed articles in Journals of Law notably (a) “Attachment of Proceeds of Intellectual Property: A New Frontiers in Enforcement of Judgements and Orders in Nigeria”. (b) “Free Trade Agreements and Modern Trends in Traditional Forms of Knowledge Protection: An Appraisal of Legal Issues”. (c) “Patentability: A Comparative Analysis of the Nigerian and Japanese Patents Act”. (d) The Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore: Catalyst a Destroyer of Incentives for African countries”. He is author of a book titled “Intellectual Property Law and Entrepreneurship in Nigeria: Principles and Practice (Makurdi: Aboki Publishers 2015).
Dr. Joseph Jar Kur is happly married to Lizzy Erdoo and the marriage is blessed with a daughter, Sonia Sedoo.
He attended and obtained First School Leaving Certificate from NKST Primary School Adikpo (1977-1982); obtained General Certificate in Education from NKST Secondary School Adikpo (1982-1987); Diploma in Law from Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo (1989-1991); Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Upper Division) from University of Jos (1994-1999); Barrister at law (BL) and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Pursuance to Nigerian Law School, Abuja (2000-2001); Master of Laws Degree from Benue State University Makurdi (2008-2012); holds Doctorate Degree in Law (with bias in Intellectual Property Law and African Indigenous Forms of Knowledge Species of Intellectual Property) from Benue State University, Makurdi.
My Present Job
Dr. Joseph Jar Kur, at present is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Law and Jurisprudence, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria and a visiting Lecturer to Baze University, Abuja.
Author of Intellectual Property Law
This book exposes and intimates readers into the rudiments of the contemporary intellectual property law system particularly as it relates to entrepreneurial development in a knowledge based economic system. The book is written for both law and non-law students and it covers the four primary areas of intellectual property law, namely; copyright, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. The book covers specific topics in line with NUC approved Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards in Law and other disciplines as they relate to entrepreneurial, creativity and innovating activities.
OF JOSEPH JAR KUR PhD. (ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR).