Dr. Melissa Anne Akinyi Omino was admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the
High Court of Kenya in 2011 and obtained her LLB (Honours) degree from the
University of Fort Hare (South Africa) and LLM in Mercantile Law from the
University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). Her thesis was based in Intellectual
Property Law and in particular in Copyright Law. Dr. Omino joined the Firm of
Havelock Muriuki & Raval Advocates as a Pupil in 2010 under the tutelage of
Honorable Justice Jonathan Bowen Havelock (Retired). Following admission to
the Bar in Kenya she became an Associate Advocate at LJA Associates Advocates.
Dr. Omino is a founding Member of an intellectual property forum, IP Check-In.
Dr. Omino graduated in May 2017 with a Doctoral Law Degree in Mercantile
Law & Intellectual Property from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa.
Intellectual Property including trademarks, patents and copyrights;
Mercantile Law, Legal Analysis and Research, Commercial Law & Conveyancing as well as Corporate Law.
Co Founder and Current Management Committee Member of the IPCheckIn a
group of individuals interested in Intellectual Property Practice and
Legislation in Nairobi. Founded in 2011 the IP Check In has been hosted
at the iHUB and is now currently hosted at the Strathmore Centre for
Intellectual Property and Technology based at the Law Faculty of the Strathmore University.
Participated as a Resource Person at the 6th Edition of the Kenya Film Festival (KIFF)
IP Rights and Exploitation Workshop 24th October 2011 coordinated by the
Nigerian firm dtalkshop through one of its platforms 'Wetin Lawyers Dey Do...Sef?'
used to bridge the gap between lawyers other professionals and the film industry players.
Other resource persons included Dr Marisella Ouma Executive Director of
the Kenya Copyright Board, Mr. Emeka Mba Director General of the Nigerian
National Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Dayo Ogunemi of Cinemax.
Advised and acted for an international IT firm on occupation of various
commercial spaces within Nairobi in liaison with their South African legal advisors.
Advised and acted for an Educational Facility based in Australia with
Branches in East Africa on their active Commercial Leases in Nairobi
including providing risk matrices for their Head Office.
Successfully improved turnaround times on approvals requested from
Regulator in Financial Markets with regard to certain security transfers.
- Member Law Society of Kenya.
- Member East African Law Society.
- Committee Member, Law Society of Kenya Sub-Committee on Intellectual Property Law.
- Founding Member IP Check-In.