Establishment of a National Intellectual Property Academy in Kenya

IPKenya has learned, from a reliable source, that the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has agreed to support the Kenya Industrial Property Office (KIPI) in establishing a National Intellectual Property Academy in Kenya.

The proposed academy will collaborate with other institutions of higher learning to train in matters of intellectual property at different levels.

A team of experts on a fact-finding mission from WIPO visted Kenya a few weeks back and held discussions with relevant stakeholders from IP Offices and other institutions of higher learning that already have, or intend to have, intellectual property courses in their academic curricula.

I understand several meetings have since taken place and there is a workplan and roadmap in place. For the time being, remember that KIPI signed a partnership with Inoorero University to offer IP courses as well as a specialised diploma in Intellectual Property.

More details to follow soon.

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