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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
115521
Status
Published
Date of creation
2020-04-16 11:39 UTC (jnjagi@biosafetykenya.go.ke)
Date of publication
2020-04-16 12:04 UTC (mutui@biosafetykenya.go.ke)

General information
Country
  • Kenya
Name of the Competent National Authority
Kenya Industrial Property Institute
Coordinates
Coordinates
Kenya Industrial Property Institute
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:(+254) (20) (6002210/11)
Fax:(+254) (20) (6006312)
Email:info@kipi.go.ke
Url:Kenya Industrial Property Institute
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • Provide guidelines on the handling of patents relating to genetically modified living matter
  • The Agency submits monitoring reports on GMOs released to the environment.
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
Kenya Industrial Property Institute is a regulatory agency mandated to protect and promote industrial property rights and foster innovation for sustainable development in Kenya. It has the following functions:

• Provide guidelines on the handling of patents or utility models relating to living matter (Biotechnology).
• Examines applications and grants industrial property rights.
• Screens technology transfer agreements and licenses.
• Promotes inventiveness and innovativeness.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • All types of organisms
Additional contact information
Contact person
Mr. Sylvance A Sange
Managing Director
Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI)
Nairobi
Kenya
Phone:(+254) (20) (6002210/11)
Fax:(+254) (20) (6006312)
Email:info@kipi.go.ke
Url:Kenya Industrial Property Institute