Sunday, September 9, 2012

KIPI Legal Officer Job in Kenya

The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industrialization established under the Industrial Property Act 2001 to administer and promote industrial property rights (IPRs) in Kenya. 
Its main functions include registration of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models and technovations; promotion of innovative and inventive activities; dissemination of IP information to the public, screening of technology transfer agreements and licenses and offering of training in IPR.
The Institute wishes to recruit staff to fill the following post:

Legal Officer I 
Grade KP 5 
Ref No. 6
1 Position
Requirements / Qualifications
  • An Upper second class LLB degree or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • A Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Admission to the Roll of Advocates.
  • A current practicing certificate.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Coordinating the implementation of the provisions of all the legislations administered by the Institute.
  • Undertaking research on various legal aspects and processes related to the mandate of the Institute.
  • Gathering information required to complete court cases.
  • Providing legal advice to the Institute.
  • Facilitating registration of Trade Marks and Geographical Indications, Technology transfer agreements, Licenses and Assignments.
  • Liaising with external lawyers appointed by the Institute.
  • Drafting contracts as required by the Institute.
  • Attending court proceedings on behalf of the Institute; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Note: Canvassing, lobbying or reasonable suspicion for canvassing or lobbying for any position shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Interested applicants should send their applications with a detailed Curriculum Vita highlighting academic qualifications and relevant experience and attach copies of relevant academic/professional certificates and testimonials. 
Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications should be marked REF. No…… and submitted to the address below by 28th September 2012.
The Managing Director
Kenya Industrial Property Institute
P. O. Box 51648 – 00200