The Creativez Meetup This Sunday – Let’s Talk Intellectual Property

IPKenya would highly recommend that all attend an important event dubbed “The Creativez Meet-up – Intellectual Property” taking place this Sunday 3rd June from 14h00 to 17h00.

Here are just a few reasons why:

1. The calibre of speakers:

Almost all the presenters are LL.M holders in Intellectual Property and have extensive experience in their respective areas of work in the copyright and industrial property branches of IP.

IPKenya has previously done a mini profile of the three female presenters: Angela, June and Sharon under the title: “Women Leaders of Copyright in Kenya”

As for the two gents:

Paul is a Legal Officer at KECOBO and a Copyright Inspector. He is also in charge of KECOBO’s social media presence through the insightful facebook updates and twitter tweets: @KenyaCopyright.

David is a man who needs no introduction. He’s been a prominent figure in Kenya’s Industrial Property scene and is currently the Assistant Chief Patent Examiner at KIPI. You may also know him as “Njuguna” on the widely read “Afro-IP” blog.

2. The wide selection of topics up for discussion:

With such an illustrious panel of speakers, no topic in intellectual property is off limits. IPKenya encourages all participants to come prepared to engage the panelists on practical issues they’ve encountered and how the IP system would be of use to them.

Of course IPKenya’s focus borders mainly on IP developments generally. Topics of particular interest include: progress on the Traditional Knowledge Bill, the Geographical Indications Bill, need for a National Policy on IP, progress on the establishment of the Copyright Tribunal, the debate over software patents in Kenya, the fight against copyright piracy, the wrangles surrounding regulation of collective management organisations in Kenya, strategic plan to operationalise Articles of the Constitution dealing with IP, among many others.

3. Networking:

If it’s your sort of thing, ofcourse!

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Hoping to see you all on Sunday at the i_Hub*. Be sure to register for the event here.

Happy Madaraka Day (in advance) everyone!

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