Boaz John Mabula:

Boaz John Mabula is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Private Law: He is also a Practising Advocate, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public, and Intellectual Property Attorney. He brings to the School and Legal Profession a unique legal expertise in specific areas of the Law, namely; Intellectual Property Law, Business and Corporate Law, Investment Law, Competition and Consumer Protection Law and Natural Resources Law. At the School, He provides lectures on Intellectual Property Law, Investment Law, Civil Procedure Law, Human Rights Law, Social Security Law and Labour Law to Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Certificate in Law (CTL) students. As an Intellectual Property Attorney, His expertise cuts across the areas of trademarks, copyrights, patents, industrial designs, geographical indications, trade secrets, business names, traditional knowledge, brand protection and management, intellectual property rights (IPRs) registration and prosecution, searches, drafting and submission of oppositions, cancellation and invalidation, renewals, appeal process, infringements, anti-competition practices, enforcement and litigation, domain name protection, IPRs surveillance, negotiation and commercialisation of IPRs (licensing and assignments).



  • Master of Intellectual Property (MIP, Distinction) (UDSM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDLP) (LST)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M, Merit) (UDSM)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B, Hons) (UDSM)



  • Mabula, B.J., et al., “Domestic Prosecution of International Crimes in Tanzania: The State of the Law,” Vol. 47(2), Eastern Africa Law Review, 2020, pp. 106–137.


  • “Patent Prosecution in Mainland Tanzania: Law and Practice” 2021(MIP research)


  • “Legal Challenges Facing Public Service Pensioners in the EAC” 2018 (LL.M research)


  • “Legal Challenges in Electronic Taxation System in Tanzania” 2017 (LL.B research)





Professional Trainings & Awards:


  • WIPO Training Programs: General Distance Learning Course on Intellectual Property [DL-101]; Advanced International Certificate Course [IP Panorama]; Advanced Course on Intellectual Property Management within the Framework of the Advanced International Certificate Course [DL 450]; Advanced Course on Patents [DL 301], 2018/2021


  • Participation in the Continuous Training Program for Trainers of Intellectual Property Training Institutions – Advanced Module on Intellectual Property, Organised by WIPO Academy, 2020/2021


  • Participation in the WIPO-ARIPO Training of Trainers: Methodologies for Intellectual Property Teaching and Training, Online Phase, 2019/2020


  • Participation in the Online Continuous Training of Trainers Program for Established Intellectual Property Training Institutions: Module on E-Learning and Online Teaching, organised by WIPO, and Supervised by International Bureau (WIPO), 2018/2020


  • Participation in the Summer Semester on Law and Development at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, 2019/2020


  • Participation in the 15th European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on International Trade law, African Regional Round, Grahamstown-South Africa, 2017/2018


  • Participation in the Africa Energy Forum held at Copenhagen-Denmark and acquired practical skills and experience on natural resources law, gas, and oil inclusively, 2018/2018



  • Participation in the Legal Training on Rwandan and East African Community Legal-Institutional Framework, held at Kigali-Rwanda, 2018


  • Beneficiary of Master of Intellectual Property (MIP) Scholarship from African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), 2019/2021


  • Beneficiary of Master of Laws (LL.M) Scholarship from the Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL), 2017/2018


  • Best LL.B Student, Second Year (2nd yr.) at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law, 2014/2015


  • Best English Language Essays Writer at Mzumbe Secondary School, (A-Level), 2011/2013



  • Participation in the TGCL Autumn University Training on Regional Integration Law and EU Law, Germany (Bayreuth, Nuremberg, and Berlin), 2017/2018


  • Participation in the TGCL Seminar on Regional Integration and Human Rights: Historical Developments and Current Topics, held at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law, 2017/2018


  • Participation in the Advanced Legal Training Seminar on Sustainable Professional Skills organised by Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL), held at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law (UDSoL), 2017/2018


  • Active Moot Court Membership at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law (UDSoL) from 2013 to 2017





  • Tanganyika Law Society
  • East Africa Law Society
  • Zanzibar Law Society





Boaz John Mabula

C/O University of Dar es Salaam School of Law

P.O. Box 35093

Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

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Mobile: +255 653 836492


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