The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) intends to hold a workshop between 13th and 14th January 2020 dubbed ‘Legal and Business Issues Workshop’.
The workshop will mostly cover intellectual property and mobile Apps targets people in the digital space, especially Mobile App developers.
There’s no registration fee and participation is limited to only 80 participants.
The main speakers at the event will be KECOBO CEO Edward Sigei and Dr. Noam Shemtov of the Queen Mary University in London.
KECOBO on Intellectual Property Rights
Through their social media accounts, KECOBO has posted the following:
Copyright legislation is part of the wider body of law known as intellectual property (IP) which refers broadly to the creations of the human mind. IP rights protect the interests of innovators and creators by giving them rights over their creations.
The two Branches of Intellectual Property IP is usually divided into two branches, namely industrial property and copyright.
Irrespective of which creative sector you work in, there are steps to managing your IP:
- Understand what rights you own in your original work;
- Ensure that you have taken all necessary steps to identify yourself as the creator and rights holder.
- Put in place a plan for the exploitation of your IP; including consideration of licensing and assignment of your rights and appointment of agents to represent you and your work where this is likely to produce the best return.
- In the event that someone infringes your intellectual property rights, you need to understand what steps you can take to make them stop and what kind of compensation you can get.
Intellectual property thefts in Kenya is a big issue.
Most innovators are prohibited by the High cost of legal services to follow up on their copyrights.
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