UK-Based Intellectual Property Management Firm Launches in Kenya
ProspectIP, a British intellectual company, has created a company, ProspectIP Africa in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration with the intellectual professionals from the region.
ProspectIP was established in 2011 in the UK by Dr Derek Palmer. ProspectIP Africa, its sister company, became one of the few specialist intellectual property (IP) management firms in East Africa after launching in Nairobi on the World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2018.
ProspectIP Africa deals with all forms of IP and provides services such as IP protection, IP risk management, IP audits and evaluation, IP valuation, and general IP strategy.
ProspectIP Africa was established to meet the rising demand for specialist IP management services in the East African regions. The company is composed of a strong team of IP and innovation specialists.
“Kenya has an excellent track record in innovation, as evidenced in its world-leading role in driving the development of M-Pesa, the mobile payment facility that has been a strong enabling force for rural and remote communities,” Dr Palmer said.
The ProspectIP Africa team encompasses partner Dr Isaac Rutenberg, Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) at Strathmore Law School in Nairobi and an experienced Patent Attorney; advisers Dr Henry Kibet Mutai, a consultant and advocate of the High Court of Kenya. In addition, the team will include Sylvance Sange the managing director Kenya Industrial property Institute (KIPI).