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August as Law Month @iHubNairobi
In this innovation space, there are many opportunities for creatives, programmers and developers to make their mark. The realities however, is that so many applications and/or works are being developed at such a fast pace that quite often, competing applications can appear almost alike. Most of the time this has leads to court battles.
If you’re a developer, programmer, creative or endeavor to become one, you should be aware that the easiest way you can protect the products of your efforts is by copyrighting them. Just like literary works, software and creative work falls under the category of intellectual property, and must be protected in order to preserve the legal rights of the original author. A knowledgeable and qualified law practitioner knows exactly what papers need to be filled out and submitted in order for your work to be safeguarded, and in most cases, he or she can usually complete the job quickly and with minimal red tape.
Having this in Mind, we have reached out to a number of practitioners who are willing to come and run sessions on these topics. We will have different workshops, talks and one on one's with the Lawyers at the iHub during the whole Month of August. Below are some of the topics that will be covering during this period.
o International patent systems
o The Kenyan patent system
o When to get a patent, and when not to get a patent
o How to get a patent – lawyers, patent agents, patent offices
o Patent infringement - Other ways of protecting inventive ideas
o Utility patents
o Industrial Design patents
o Trade secrets
Participants will have access to the Practitioners in-house and will engage them with whatever law questions they will have. We will share a weekly schedule of days that we will have the lawyers at the iHub and will send out direct emails to registered participants.