Intellectual Property Training in Nairobi

iHub has teamed with uWakili to provide specific pro bono legal services to startups. uWakili is an online legal services platform that provides Kenyan businesses and individuals with easy-to-use and cost-effective online legal services.

The next training will be on Intellectual Property. The training will be facilitated by Lillian Makanga, a research fellow and legal advisor at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT).

The training will cover the following topics in Intellectual Property

  • TradeMarks
  • Copyright
  • Process & Costs

When: Wednesday, November 9th, 2017 from 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Where: iHub – Ngong Road, Nairobi
Register HERE to attend the training

Nagoya Protocol – new book release

‘The Nagoya Protocol: Its impact on access & benefit sharing, patent applications and the utilisation of genetic resources’.

Today sees the release in paperback of the first book by Millicent Ligare in this field.

The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted on 29 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, and entered into force on 12 October 2014.

Now the debates are in full swing across the world about how to implement the protocol at the domestic level.

If you feel perplexed by topics such as “International access and benefit sharing regimes under the CBD, ITPGRA, IGC & TRIPS”- then this is the book for you.

Written for everybody interested in the Nagoya Protocol, those who did not realise it existed, and those who do not know how it will affect them, this concise, but extensively referenced work, is a must for students of the topic.

This book demystifies

  • The historical background to the protection of IPRs
  • What is ‘Access and Benefit Sharing’?
  • The position of ABS under the CBD
  • The position of ABS under the TRIPS Agreement
  • Patent applications and the utilisation of GR, post-CBD and post-TRIPS
  • The implications for ABS, patent applications and utilisation of genetic resources, after Nagoya.

The author: Millicent Ligare is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, and holds an LLM from the University of the West of England, Bristol.


Nagoya Protocol – new book to be released tomorrow

Nagoya Protocol‘The Nagoya Protocol: Its impact on access & benefit sharing, patent applications and the utilisation of genetic resources’,
is due for release tomorrow in paperback.

Stephan Kinsella – Rethinking IP Completely

If you haven’t listened to Stephan Kinsella speaking on intellectual property, here is one of his lectures, presented at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s 2008 Austrian Scholars Conference, the international, interdisciplinary meeting of the Austrian School.

Kinsella’s legal publications include books and articles about patent law, contract law, e-commerce law, international law and other topics. Kinsella has also published and lectured on a variety of libertarian topics, often combining libertarian and legal analysis. Kinsella’s views on contract theory, causation and the law, intellectual property, and rights theory (in particular his estoppel theory) are his main contributions to libertarian theory.

New Dimensions in Legal Adaptation to Global Dynamics

Moi University, Eldoret, is holding its 8th Annual International Conference in September.

The programme

Symposium IV
School of Law
Theme: “New Dimensions in Legal Adaptation to Global Dynamics
International and Comparative Perspectives”
Sub Themes
1. Constitutional law
2. Gender and family law
3. International trade, commerce and investment law (including intellectual property and information
technology law)
4. Public international law
5. Environmental law
6. International criminal law (including transitional justice and international humanitarian law)
School Symposium Organising Committee
Mr. H. J. A. Lugulu – Dean, School of Law
Mr. J. I. Ayamunda – Coordinator
Mr. J. O. Ambani – Member
Ms. L. Khaemba – Member
Prof. N. W. Sifuna – Member
Mr. M. Oduor – Member
Mr. V. Mutai – Member

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, there are sessions not to miss:

10.30 am–11.00 am Session 1
Room: 4 A
Chair: I.M. Orina Rapporteur: Emmy Soi/J Ambani
TRIPS Article 27(3)b and its Impact on Agriculture for Kenya
Constance Gikonyo
11.00 am–11.20 am 4#05
Intellectual Property Laws and Regional Integration: A Case for Harmonisation in the
East African Community States
J Ayamunda and J Wabwire
11.20 am–11.40 am 4#25
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA):
Kenyan Agenda
Duncan Kiboyye Okoth-Yogo