Twelve years ago, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) created the “World Intellectual Property (IP) Day” as an event intended to “raise awareness of the role of intellectual property in our daily lives, and to celebrate the contribution made by innovators and creators to the development of societies across the globe”.
Last year, this blog covered the World IP Day events in Kenya and highlighted some of the key IP developments at the time. (See here)
This year, the theme for World IP Day is “Creativity: The Next Generation. How do you see the future? Who will be the next game-changers?”
The Aids Law Project (ALP) have lined up a number of interesting events to mark World IP Day 2013:
On Thursday 25th April 2013, you are invited to Strathmore University (Room 7 -MSB Building, 2nd Floor):
Welcome Address by Jacinta Nyachae of Aids Law Project (ALP) & Isaac Rutenberg of Strathmore Law School Centre for IP and Information Technology Law (CIPIT)
Key Note Address by. Mr. David Njuguna, Chief Patent Examiner at Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI).
Inter-university IP Debate
Debate Topic: “How do the Novartis and Patricia Asero court decisions affect public health in developing countries?”
Moderators: Paul Ogendi, Sarah Ochwada
Closing Remarks – Anne Gathumbi
On Friday 26th April 2013, you are all invited to Railways Club for a World IP Day Picnic organised by ALP:
Arrival and Registration
Welcome Address by Jacinta Nyachae of Aids Law Project (ALP)
Brief of the activities of the day by Kate Kiama (ALP)
Games and Activities
Snacks and Q & A
Closing Remarks and Award Ceremony
IPKenya is also aware that the State Agencies in charge of IP have organised some events for World IP Day. The Kenya Patents and Trademarks office (KIPI), the Kenya Copyright Office (KECOBO), the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) with the support of the World IP Organization (WIPO) have organised a public event at the Mount Kenya University Towers in Nairobi Kenya from 09h00 to 12h30. The full details are available below:
All are invited. Please spread the word! IPKenya will update everyone on any other World IP Day activities/events taking place in Kenya.