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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaco / November 18, 2010

Importance of Confidentiality Agreements and their role in Intellectual property law

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Intellectual property refers generally to creations of the mind that can be made into tangible objects, such as literary and artistic works, inventions, symbols, names, images and designs. Intellectual property law is the corresponding set of laws that protect the creators of these works. Since intellectual property, or IP, can encompass such a broad range of artistic or scientific creations, it is often divided into two categories: copyright, and industrial property.
Copyright includes literary works, such as novels, scripts, and films, and musical and artistic works, such as paintings, photographs, sculptures and architectural designs.
Industrial property rights include patents and trademarks, which are used to protect inventions and source identifying marks and symbols.

While providing an open platform for Innovation, the *iHub_ is more than happy to welcome John Syekei to engage with the community of innovators and inventors, taking them through different laws and Rights on Interlectual Property. He will be giving a talk on this Friday the 19th at the *iHub_ starting 3.30pm.

This is a free to attend event and open to all, but you must R.S.V.P. as seats are limited.

About John Syekei

He was recently ranked by Managing IP and The International Who’s Who List of Trademark and Patent lawyers, both highly respected listings based on client and peer recommendations, as the leading intellectual property lawyer in private practice in Kenya.

His practice areas and experience cover advice on trade mark, patent, copyright and industrial designs protection and enforcement both locally and internationally under the MADRID and ARIPO systems. He also advises on national protection in countries around the world for local clients, drafting and negotiation of technology related agreements, outsourcing, E-commerce, IT, anti- counterfeit strategy, anti-counterfeit actions, and intellectual property litigation.

In recognition of the role and visibility he enjoys as a leader in the field, He was recently appointed by the Law Society of Kenya to sit on the Committee reviewing the Remuneration Order of Advocates practicing in the area of IP.

He is am a member of the Law Society of Kenya, International Trademarks Association, Federation of Private Practitioners in Patent Law and Licensing Executives International.

Author : Jessica Colaco

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and the Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology and Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of @WMIAfrica and @AkiraChix, @TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist.


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  • jke at 10:35:25AM Thursday, November 18, 2010

    This is awesome! You know I had been preparing a post for AfriGadget on IPRs, and the historical reasons for the lacking in most African societies (reasoning for this taken from J.Shikwatis IPR publication a few years ago, btw), but it would be much better to have him author a guest post for AfriGadget & the iHub (sticky? faq?) since he’s the expert. Pls, Jessica, Erik & Ory – could you pls arrange this if possible? Asante!

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  • Erik Hersman at 11:12:03AM Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Hey JKE, that’s a great idea. I think it would go really well on both the AfriGadget and iHub websites, probably a lot more actually. If you have Shikwatis email address, send it my way.

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