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Krystal Muindi advises on the full spectrum of intellectual property, including advisory in intellectual property rights (contentious and non-contentious), intellectual property registrations, counterfeiting advisory and carrying out intellectual property due diligence.

Krystal’s clients range from non-governmental organisations, technology companies, consumer goods and retail.

She also advices on commercial and employment matters, including legal opinions on establishments of companies in Kenya, acquiring of work permits, redundancy advisory as well as seeking regulatory approval and engaging regulators from the Communications Authority of Kenya.

Experience has included advising:

  • An international gardening tool company on its counterfeit strategy and prosecution in Kenya.
  • A major international Technology company on acquiring a telecommunication license in Kenya.
  • As a team member in carrying out a due diligence on five Kenya medical clinics. The extent of review covered inter alia investigating trade marks registered, licensing and compliance with local contract and Intellectual Property law.
  • One of the largest producers of spirits and beers before the Registrar of Companies against a company registered in the producers trade mark.

Professional Qualifications

  • Advocate admitted to the High Court of Kenya


  • Summer School, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) (2014)
  • Kenya School of Law, Diploma in Law (2013- 2014)
  • The University of Nottingham - Master of Laws (LL.M) (2010 - 2011)
  • Keele University - Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (­2007-2010)

Prior Experience

  • May 2019 to November 2021, Lead Intellectual Property Lawyer and Country Manager - Abu Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (also known as Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global “TAG”)
  • January 2014 to January 2019, Associate, Technology and Intellectual Property, Kenyan based law firm
  • December 2013- External Counsel (secondment) - Safaricom PLC
  • January 2013 to December 2013, Legal Trainee, Kenyan based law firm


  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya