Intellectual Property Services

We offer Intellectual Property Services, covering trademark search, registration, surveillance and renewal, patent filing and renewal, Intellectual property recordation and copyright protection. We are agents of Anti Counterfeit Authority (Kenya) and Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI). Get a free quote today to safeguard your ideas and creations in Kenya and beyond.

Protection of Intellectual Property in Kenya

Kenya upholds a number of international treaties and conventions related to intellectual property rights. National Laws that govern registration and enforcement of intellectual property rights include the Trademark Act, Copyright Act (2001), the Industrial Property Act (2001) , the Anti-Counterfeit Act (2008), and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions Act (2016). Other proposals within the legal framework can be found in the IPOK Bill of 2020.

Count on us for your Trademark Registration & Renewal, Patent Registration & Renewal, Intellectual Property Recordation and Intellectual Property watch or surveillance. With our base in Kenya, we can assist you to register your IP anywhere in the world.

Trademark Services

In Kenya, trademark registration is guided mainly by the Trademarks Act Cap 506. A registrable mark may be a distinguishing guise, slogan, device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter or numeral or any combination thereof.Basically, a registrable trademark is any sign that can be represented graphically and serves to distinguish one person’s goods or services from those of others. Our Trademark Services include Search, Application for registration, renewal and dispute resolution.

Patent Services

A patent grant provides the inventor exclusive rights to the new process, design, or invention for a designated period in exchange for a comprehensive disclosure of the invention. Patent protection in Kenya is governed by the Industrial Property Act (Cap 506) of 2001 and related regulations. Patent registration process entails patent search, patent application, formal examination, publication, substantive examination and grant. Foreign applications must be filed by an agent of Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI).

IP Recordation

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) recordation refers to the process of collecting and entering into an electronic database, information from Intellectual Property Right owners regarding their IPRs, irrespective of their place of registration, for all goods being imported into Kenya. Under the Anti-Counterfeit Act, it is an offense to import goods that have not been recorded with ACA. It is required upon importers to declare the intellectual property rights for goods being imported into Kenya. Thinkly IP is registered and authorized to act your agent.

Trademark Watch

We know the value of your intellectual Property assets. As such we partner with you to detect and handle any prospective infringement to counter any potential threat, we offer regular IP Watch Services to our valuable Clients. We are able to watch solely in relation to the goods or services of interest to your business, or in relation to other specified goods and services as required. These services are provided through Market Watch Services, IP Journal Surveillance Services, Media Campaign Watch Services, Newspaper Watch Services and Internet Watch Services.

Copyright Services

Our copyright services provide you with the necessary protection and support to ensure that your original creations are respected and legally secure. With our expertise in copyright law and deep understanding of the Kenyan legal landscape, we offer a range of services tailored to meet your specific needs. From copyright registration to infringement monitoring and enforcement, we are here to assist you every step of the way. Our team of experienced professionals will guide you through the copyright registration process, ensuring that your works are properly documented and officially recognized.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Confidentiality is paramount in today’s competitive business landscape, and protecting your sensitive information is crucial. That is why you need professionally drafted Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that is tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re sharing trade secrets, proprietary data, or confidential business strategies, our team will ensure that your sensitive information remains protected from unauthorized disclosure.
We work closely with you to understand your unique requirements and tailor an NDA that aligns perfectly with your business goals.