Welcome, to the official website of the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI)-a Parastatal under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.

The functions of the Institute are;

1. To administer Industrial Property Rights; 2. Provision of Technological Information to the public; 3. Promoting Inventiveness in Kenya and 4. Provision of Training on Industrial Property..

KIPI gets new Managing Director

The KIPI Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Sylvance A. Sange (pictured) as the Managing Director of the Institute.

Before his appointment to this position, he had served at the Institute in various positions, including the Acting Managing Director, Deputy Managing Director (Technical Services), Principal Examiner, Chief Trade Mark Examiner, Trade Mark Examiner and Patent Examiner. He has been in the Industrial Property field for 23 years.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Laws degree both from the University of Nairobi. He has a Masters’ degree in Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center, New Hampshire, USA. He was once a Fellow with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as a Research Scholar in the field of Nuclear Techniques at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA.

His tenure will see the Institute progress further in the implementation of KIPI Strategic Plan with a focus on ensuring conducive work environment, efficient service delivery, good corporate governance, improved IP awareness, and effective collaboration and partnership. The cited priority areas are in the forefront of the Institute’s realization of its strategic objectives and sustainability in line with the Kenya Vision 2030.

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