Sunday, September 9, 2012

KIPI Senior Trade Mark Assistant 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:

Senior Trade Mark Assistant 
Grade KP 6 
Ref No. 7
1 Position
Requirements / Qualifications
  • Higher National Diploma.
  • Computer literate and working knowledge of IPAS and other IP databases.
  • Knowledge of the national, regional and international Trademark registration systems.
  • At least three (3) years as a Trade Mark Assistant I or six (6) years experience on practical aspects of trademark registration processes.
  • Accounting skills.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Carry out formality examinations in conjunction with examiners.
  • Collect and collate data for inclusion in the Industrial Property Journal.
  • Be responsible for implementing performance targets for officers under him or her.
  • Custody, maintenance and ensure accuracy of registers to be maintained under the respective Acts.
  • Keep record of official and personal searches.
  • Undertake official searches as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  • Be responsible for filling of all correspondence and user documents relating to trademark applications.
  • Be responsible for effective implementation of post-registration activities relating to trademark matters.
  • Be responsible for file movement and tracking within the registry.
  • Be responsible for the accuracy and updating of data in the Institute’s IPAS database for the respective registry.
  • Be responsible for inducting and training new staff deployed to the registry.
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