Kimani F. Goddard

F. Goddard, Kimani

Non-Resident Fellow

Kimani .F. Goddard is currently a PhD Fellow and Researcher at the Maastricht University Faculty of Law, where her research focusses on networks of explicit and implicit Intellectual Property clauses within International Investment Agreements. She also engages in research within the Maastricht University Law & Tech Lab, on AI & intellectual property rights, as well as mapping biological patent data.

Kimani .F. Goddard is an experienced, Senior Intellectual Property Law and Policy Advisor. She has been a Senior Consulting IP Advisor for several years, with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), specialising in copyright law, collective management of copyright , digital copyright law and TRIPS flexibilities. Among her key policy projects is the WIPO Draft Guidelines on Assessing the Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of Copyright Law in the Creative Industries (Economy). She is also a certified member of the WIPO Academy Experts group. She previously held the Senior Policy Advisor role, with the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), contributing to EU copyright reform. Kimani holds a Master of Laws in International Law, from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva Switzerland, as well as a Master of Research (quantitative) International Relations (Trade Policy) from Keele University in the United Kingdom.

She is interested in evolution of intangible property norms as a driver of global trade flows and digital trade, as well as the future of intangible property rights in personal and biological data. Kimani Goddard is originally from the Caribbean of island of Saint Lucia.


Research Interests

  • Intellectual Property and Sui Generis Intellectual Assets
  • Systems and Institutions of Intangible Property
  • The International Regulation of Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Protection in International Investment Agreements and International Trade Law
  • Copyright Law , Collective Management and Digital Copyright Law
  • Database Rights, Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Patent data, Information Technology and Sui Generis Property Rights in Biodata
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights