Global Intellectual Property Center

Kenya

Kenya

Primary Sources

  • The Copyright (Amendment) Regulations, 2011 (2011)
  • Constitutive Act of the African Union (July 10, 2001)
  • Environmental Management and Co-ordination (Conservation of Biological Diversity and Resources, Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing) Regulations, 2006 (2006)
  • Guide to Patenting in Kenya, 1995 (1995)
  • Guideline for the examination of Patents, Utility Models, and Industrial Designs (2007)
  • Harare Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs Within the Framework of the African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO) (October 24, 1984)
  • Lusaka Agreement on the Creation of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (February 15, 1978)
  • Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions Act, 2016 (2016)
  • The Competition Act No. 12 of 2010 (2011)
  • The Copyright (Amendment) Act (Act No. 9 of 1995) (1995)
  • The Copyright Act, 2001 (Chapter 130) (Revised Edition 2014) (2014)
  • The Copyright Regulations, 2004 (2004)
  • The Industrial Property Act, 2001 (2001)
  • The Industrial Property Regulations, 2002 (2002)
  • The National Policy on Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions, 2009 (2009)
  • The Trade Marks (Amendment) Act (Act No. 1 of 1984) (1984)
  • The Trade Marks (Amendment) Act (Act No. 5 of 1994) (1984)
  • The Trade Marks Rules (1982)
  • Trade Marks Act (Chapter 506) (Revised Edition 2009) (2009)
  • Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (July 1, 2000)

Secondary Sources

  • A2K Network/Consumers International, “Kenya”
  • Adams & Adams/the World Bank (2012), ” Practical Guide to Intellectual Property in Africa”
  • Adams&Adams (2014), “Enforcing IP Rights in Africa”, Lexology, 10/28/2014
  • Afro IP (2008), “13 years for copyright infringement case”, 12/8/2008
  • Afro IP (2013), “Observations of a Patent Lawyer in Kenya 5: Frustrating Law”, 5/16/2013
  • AFRO IP (2014), “Software Patents on Trial ­ will the USSC finally provide clarity? Part 2”, 3/31/2014
  • Alice Munyua, Grace Githaiga and Victor Kapiyo Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) (2015), “Intermediary Liability in Kenya”
  • Anti-counterfeit Agency (2015), “”ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
    FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2015”
  • ARIPO (2015), “Annual Report – Fostering creativity and innovation for economic growth and development in Africa”
  • ARIPO (2016), “Harare Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs”
  • Brain Blog (2016), “”protection of trade secrets in Kenya””, 6/9/2016
  • Breaking News Update (2016), “Report _x0000_nds rampant software piracy in Kenya”, 4/8/2016
  • Brian Wasuna/Business Daily (2016), “Sony renews trade name battle with Westgate Mall owners”, 3/6/2016
  • Capital FM (2016), “Longhorn lost Sh450mn in 2016 to book piracy”, 8/19/2016
  • CIPIT Law Blog (2014), ‘Strathmore University’s Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Protection of Well Known Trade and Service Marks in Kenya””, 2/10/2014
  • Coulson Harney Advocates (2013), “High Court Affirms Registrar’s decision to find Weetabix is a well known Mark in Kenya
  • Export.gov (2016), “Kenya – Property Rights”, 1/8/2016
  • Helen Nyambura-Mwaura (2014), “Inventors struggle to protect patents in Africa”, 7/17/2014
  • Hendrik de Lange (2015), “Patents in Kenya”, 3/12/2015
  • ICC/BASCAP (2013), “Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Kenya”, 11/3/13
  • IP Kenya (2012), “Software Patents, Business Method Patents: State of Play in Kenya”, 8/16/2012
  • IP Kenya (2012), “”Tobacco Plain Packaging Law: Intellectual Property Rights versus Human Rights in Kenya””, 8/16/2012
  • IP Kenya (2014), “”President Assents to Anti-Counterfeit (Amendment) Act 2014
    “”, 12/17/2014
  • IP Kenya (2014), “Test Case on Liability for Online Copyright Infringement: Music Industry Players Sue ISPs, Telcos and Government”, 1/26/2016
  • IP Kenya (2016), “”High Court Rules New Tobacco Law on Packaging, Labelling and Disclosure Does Not Violate Intellectual Property Rights””, 4/22/2016
  • IP Kenya (2016), “”New Draft Kenya Trade Marks Bill and Trade Mark Rules Published for Public Comment””, 3/30/2016
  • IP Kenya (2016), “”Proposed Copyright Act Amendments on Liability of Internet Service Providers, 1/27/2016
  • IP Kenya/WorldPress (2015), “The Litter/Sanitary Bin Patent Monopoly Continues: Court of Appeal in Hygiene Bins v. Sanitam Services”, 11/17/2015
  • IP Watch (2016), “Amid Global Push For Tobacco Plain Packaging, IP And Health Rights Bog Down Africa”, 5/19/2016
  • IP Watch (2016), “Kenya Takes Steps To Enhance Intellectual Property Awareness, 1/12/2016
  • Ken Likoko/Juris Nooks (2015), “Computer Software Patenting In Kenya: A Reality?”, 5/7/2015
  • Kenya Copyright Board (2015), “News and Updates”, 9/9/2015
  • Kenya Copyright Board (2016), “PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PROVIDE WEB BLOCKING MEASURES IN CASES OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS ONLINE IN KENYA, 2016”
  • Kenya Law (2016), “Case study of Kenya’s specialized intellectual property rights court”
  • Kenya Law Resource Center (2011), “Patent Infringement”
  • Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (2012), “ICT Policy”, December 2012
  • Kenya National Library Science (2015), “ICT Policy”, June 2015
  • Kenyan High Court declares provisions of the Anti-Counterfeit Act a threat to access to low-cost HIV/AIDS medicines, and thus a violation of the right to health. Patricia Asero Ochieng and Two Others v. The Attorney General & Another [2012], Petition No. 409 of 2009
  • KIPI (2007), “Guideline for the examination of Patents, Utility Models, and Industrial Designs”
  • KIPI (2014), “Duration of certificate of registration of an industrial design”
  • KIPI (2016), “Industrial property Journal No. 2016/07”, 7/31/2016
  • KIPI/KIRDI, “Science Technology and Innovation for the Transformation of African Economies – Establishing Robust Institutional IP Policies and Strategies for Sustainable Public Private Partnership – Case of Kenya”
  • Larica Onam (2015), “Hitting Counterfeit where it Hurts”, 8/26/2015
  • Michael Best/Bric Wall Blog (2014), “Time Period and Burden of Proof Requirements when Requesting Revocation of a Patent in Kenya”, 1/15/2014
  • Microsoft News Center Africa, “COPYRIGHT BOARD DECLARES AMNESTY FOR NON-GENUINE SOFTWARE USERS IN KENYA”, 4/5/2016
  • MINISTRY OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY, NATIONAL INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) POLIC, June 2016
  • MoICT ICT (2014), “Kenya national ICT Master Plan 2014-2020”
  • Oraro & Company Advocates(2015), “An overview of Regional Systems for IP Protection”, 11/18/2015
  • Public Procurement Oversight Authority, “TENDER DOCUMENT FOR PURCHASE OF ICT SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENTS TENDER NO. PPOA /06/ 2014 – 2015”
  • Republic of Kenya (2016), “Official First Draft of Public Sector Information Security Policy”
  • Rodl&Partners (2015), “Brand Protection in Kenya”, October 2015
  • Rouse Africa (2015), “Anti-Piracy Devices for Audio Visual Works in Kenya”, 9/14/2015
  • Rouse Africa (2015), “ARIPO v National Courts – Two cases in Kenya illustrate the di_x0000_culties countries face handling ARIPO patents.”, 9/27/2015
  • Rouse Africa (2015), “ARIPO-ACS39: Proposal to amend the Harare Protocol”, 1/18/2016
  • Rouse Africa (2015), “Kenya Copyright Boards Recent Figures on Enforcement and Raids in 2015”, 9/21/2015
  • Tabitha Kiriti Nganga (2013), “Barriers to trade: the case of Kenya”
  • The Scinnovent Center (2014), “Stuck on the road to the market: Why Kenya suffers from stunted innovations”
  • The Scinnovent Center (2015), “Industrial Property Rights Acquisition in Kenya: Facts, figures and trends”, March 2015
  • The Scinnovent Center/IP Kenya (2015), “New Study on Patent, Utility Model and Industrial Design Activity in Kenya from 1990 to 2014”, 4/20/2015
  • Victor Agolla (2015), “Intellectual Property-A case review of Kenya’s IT sector”, 5/18/2015
  • Wangui Ngechu (2015), “Gov’t destroys Ksh 50M worth of counterfeit cigarettes”, 6/26/2015
  • WIPO (2011), “SURVEY ON COMPULSORY LICENSES GRANTED BY WIPO MEMBER STATES TO ADDRESS ANTI-COMPETITIVE USES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS”, CDIP/4/4 REV./STUDY/INF/5, 10/4/2011
  • WIPO Magazine (2016), “Strengthening Kenya’s IP Landscape”, August 2016