Mr. Kiobya is a long-serving legal practitioner with experience dating back to 2003. Before joining AJM Mr. Kiobya served to a number of reputable offices including the Attorney General’s Office and American Embassy Dar Es Salaam. Mr. Kiobya has also served as Legal Advisor and Company Secretary to State Mining Corporation(STAMICO) an entity charged with overseeing government interest in the Mining Sector. Mr. Kiobya was also a part time lecturer at  Zanzibar University where his area of research interest was on intellectual property laws.

Mr Kiobya areas of specialization is on intellectual Property, Competition and Consumer Protection Laws with particular interest in trademarks, patents, copyright and industrial designs. He essentially deals with IP litigation in general, trademark and patent portfolio management, including Prosecuting trademark and patent applications and handling opposition, renewals and maintenance issues. He also liasle with Law enforcement agencies, foreign associates, and clients for clearance, prosecution and enforcement of IP Assets in Tanzania both Mainland and Zanzibar. His other area of practice includes real estates, company law, corporate finance, and commercial law.

Mr. Kiobya is a registered advocate of both High court of Tanzania and Zanzibar. He is also a member of Tanganyika law Society; Zanzibar Law Society and the East African Law Society.

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Intellectual Property, Africa University, Zimbabwe 2011-2012
  • Diploma, Intellectual Property Law, University of South Africa 2008-2009
  • LL.M International Law, Nottingham University, UK 2006-2007
  • Bachelor of Laws, Zanzibar University, Zanzibar 1998-2003

Contact Information:

Phone: + 255714389438/ +255712986906
Email:  kiobya@ajmsolicitors.co.tz/  kiobya2002@yahoo.co.uk