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iHub By Jessica Colaço / November 29, 2010

Intellectual Property Law & Rights Talk


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 Thursday the 2nd at the *iHub_ starting 6pm.

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 Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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  • Paul Mwachi at 09:35:50AM Monday, November 29, 2010

    I’d like to be there. Who do I RSVP to :-) ?


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