Monday 28 March 2011


New CEO for Kenya IP Office

Dr. Henry Kibet Mutai is the new Managing Director of Kenya Industrial Property Institute with effect from 1st April 2011. Currently he is a Law lecturer at Moi University.

Dr. Mutai graduated from the University of Nairobi with Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree in 1994. He obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Temple University in USA with a focus on international law and intellectual property. He is an alumni of the University of Melbourne from where he obtained his Doctorate in 2006 - his Phd thesis was titled “The regulation of regional trade agreements: harnessing the energy of regionalism to power a new era in multilateral trade”.

He is also the author of the bookCompliance with International Trade Obligations: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa” published by Kluwer Law international in 2007.

Dr Mutai takes over from Prof. James Odek, who Afro-ip is informed has been named the Dean of the school of Law at the University of Nairobi.

Afro-IP takes this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Mutai and to wish him well in his new position for the next three years.



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Awele Jackson
4 May 2011 at 09:20 delete

This is undoubtedly a welcome appointment for all of us in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law. This ensures a continuum of discipline and professionalism in this very sensitive area of law.