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The following Helpdesk publications provide a range of expert-written guides that assist businesses in understanding the IP landscape in Africa.

Guide to IPR protection - Kenya




Kenya - IPR protection at the boarder

Protecting intellectual property rights (IPRs) from counterfeiters and copycats is key to ensuring continued success and trust amongst customers in the Eastern Africa region.

In Kenya, numerous organisations are involved in the fight against counterfeiting. This guide focuses on two major organisations that act at the border against counterfeit products: the Kenya Revenue Authority, which is responsible for customs, and the Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA). The ACA is a state organisation mandated to act against counterfeit goods and goods bearing counterfeit marks, and against any means used to create a counterfeited product.