Intellectual Property Blog

Here, we keep you posted on the latest Intellectual Property (IP) news and share perspectives of various IP authors just to keep you up to speed with what you must know to be ahead of your competitors. Our aim is to empower you to make the most of your most valuable asset that is your intellectual property.

Discover Africa’s Intellectual Property (IP) Renaissance

Africa is making waves in the global IP arena, leading the charge in protecting and harnessing its creative and innovative assets. With landmark cases like Senegal’s MediTech Solutions securing patent protection for groundbreaking medical devices and Zimbabwean musician Tendai Chimombe winning a significant copyright case through ARIPO, the continent’s commitment to IP is on full display. Africa’s…
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How can I make money from my Trademark in Kenya?

A trademark is a recognizable sign which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others. It can be a word, phrase, symbol, or design that distinguishes the products or services of one business from those of another. It one of the three basic forms of intellectual properties. Trademarks can be a valuable asset for businesses, as they can be used to protect the company’…
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How to protect your business secrets as a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise in Kenya

In a business setting, secrets are confidential information that give a business a competitive edge in the market. These business secrets are also known as ‘trade secrets’. Trade secrets can be formulas, practices, designs, patterns, data compilations, devices or instruments, processes, physical devices or ideas. They can be marketing plans, product formulas, financial forecasts, employee rosters,…
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Key Intellectual Property Agreements for SMEs in Kenya

The Kenyan economy is largely composed of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). These days, intellectual property rights are a crucial consideration for SMEs involved in the production of many kinds of goods and services. Understanding intellectual property (IP) may boost SMEs’ competitiveness and help them control risks associated with IP. IP Assignment/Transfer Agreement An IP Assignment…
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Use it or lose it! – How to maintain your Trademark rights in Kenya

As a business owner, your trademark is an important asset that sets your brand apart from competitors and helps customers identify and trust your products or services. In Kenya, like in many other countries, trademark rights are granted to the owner of a trademark through registration. However, these rights are not indefinite and can be lost if the trademark is not used or properly maintained. Un…
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