Kenya is the largest and the most advanced economy in East and Central Africa. This webinar will help entrepreneurs wishing to do business in Kenya, effectively protect their intellectual property rights. It will briefly touch upon how entrepreneurs may acquire trade mark rights and register copyright in Kenya.
On Tuesday 17 May 2022, the Africa IP SME Helpdesk is organising the webinar, ‘Protecting your IPR in Kenya’.
- intellectual property
- Online only
- Live streaming available
- Online only
The crux of the webinar will be on border protection measures. Trade mark owners in Kenya may rely on Customs as well as the Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA) to prevent counterfeit goods from entering the local market. The new compulsory recordal of the intellectual property rights of imported goods with the ACA will also be discussed.
The recordal of IPR will allow the ACA to act proactively against counterfeit imports. The powers of the ACA to act inland will also be touched upon. Finally, entrepreneurs will learn how to act against counterfeit goods destined to Kenya transiting through Europe. Finally, entrepreneurs will learn how to act against counterfeit goods destined to Kenya transiting through Europe.
- Host: Africa IP SME Helpdesk
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Speakers: Mr. Marius Schneider, IPvocateAfrica, Ms. Nora Ho Tu Nam, IPvocateAfrica,
- Moderator: Ms Esther Huerta Garcia, Africa IP SME Helpdesk, EUIPO
10:00 – 10:05 h: Brief introduction and opening – Ms Esther Huerta Garcia, Africa IP SME Helpdesk, EUIPO
10:05 – 10:50 h: Presentation of “Protecting your IPR in Kenya”: Mr. Marius Schneider, PvocateAfrica, and Ms. Nora Ho Tu Nam, IpvocateAfrica.
10:50 – 10:58 h: Q&A Session
10:58 – 11:00 h: Closing remarks: Ms Esther Huerta Garcia, Africa IP SME Helpdesk, EUIPO