Technical Assistance Database: Activity Details

Title: Leveraging the market potential and intangible asset of the Kisii soapstone through Innovation and Intellectual Property
Description: following a project submission (copy attached) by the Kenyan participants at the FIT-Japan funded Regional Seminar on Leveraging Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for Local Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, that took place in Rehovot, Israel, in December 2012, the Government of Kenya (letter attached) requested WIPO to support the project with technical and financial assistance, aiming at branding and leveraging the intellectual property (IP) asset of the Kisii soapstone.
Type: Meeting
IP Subject Area: Patents
WIPO Sector: Division for Africa
Date From: 23/02/2015 - 27/02/2015
Venue City: Nairobi & Kisii
Venue/Host Country: Kenya
Activity held in Language: English

Beneficiary / Participant Countries

Country Name No. of Members / Participants
Kenya 30
Total Number of Participants:  30

Owner / Requester

Owner / Requester Name Owner / Requester Type
World Intellectual Property Organization IGO
FIT/Japan Institution


Organizer Name Organizer Type
Japan Patent Office (JPO) Member State / IP Office
Government of Kenya Institution