Thinkly Intellectual Property Blog

Here, we keep you posted on latest 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.

How can I make money from my Trademark in Kenya?

Ideally, a valuable property should be capable of commercialization. If so then how would you make money from your trademark (IP) in Kenya? The most essential part of every business is to have a Trademark.  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…
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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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Who owns the Intellectual Property Rights in your business? – A guide for SMEs in Kenya

Many Kenyan businesses often find themselves in disagreements over who owns the Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the inventions, creative works or product designs. Intellectual property rights are categorized into two, these being Copyright and Industrial Property. Copyright protects literary and artistic works such as books, photographs, art, paintings, software, music, films, videos, etc. In…
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