Management of Intellectual Property

The Technology Transfer Office will assist with management of all forms of intellectual property including patents, utility models, trademarks, trade secrets, geographical indications and copyrights among others. Once a patent is filed at the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI), the researcher and students can publish the articles. It is important for our community to understand that having a patent does not mean others will not copy the invention. Patent owners must enforce their own patents through the available mechanisms including the Anti-Counterfeit Authority and seeking legal redress. A patent is enforceable only from the date of grant although in Kenya, in some circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation for infringement back to the date of publication of the patent application.