The Department of Intellectual Property Management under the Directorate of Research and Innovation organized an Intellectual Property (IP) Sensitization Workshop that took place from Monday 6th June, 2022 to Friday 10th June, 2022. The Sensitization and Training by Kenya Intellectual Property Institute (KIPI), Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) and Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS) provided an opportunity to build capacity among researchers and innovators.
The training was presided over by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (PRE) Prof. Phillip Raburu and officially opened by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (AF), Prof. Wilson Ng’etich who was representing the Vice-Chancellor. In his remarks, Prof. Ng ‘etich informed the participants that it was an opportune time to address and sensitize people on issues of IP. He urged the participants to take up what they learnt back and use it to engage in the needs of their respective institutions and inevitably the needs of our nation.
Prof. Raburu in his speech emphasized that it was of uttermost importance that this training was directed to academic staff with a mandate to implement changes relevant for IP back in their respective institutions. He challenged the participants to be on the lookout for novel ideas and processes that could be of benefit to the community.
The training covered a wider area comprising of an overview of intellectual Property Right, Patent Right, Copyright, Plant Breeders Rights, Trademark, Industrial Designs, Patent Application Drafting and Filing.
The training was conducted both physically and virtual and trainees were drawn from various institutions including: University of Eldoret, Moi University, Turkana University, Baringo Technical Training Institute, Endebess Technical Training Institute, Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI), Moiben Technical and Vocational College, Tindiret Technical and Vocational College, The Eldoret National Polytechnic (TENP), Emmining Technical Training Institute, Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), Moiben Technical and Vocational College and Ol’lessos TTI.
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