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Intellectual property protection in Kenya

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Kenya general info

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in east Africa bordering South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, Somalia to the east and Indian Ocean to the south-east. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. With a population of about 50 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country.


IP Legal Base in Kenya

Industrial Property Act
Trade Marks Act
Anti-Counterfeit Act
Copyright Act


International organizations/agreements

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
The Harare Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs within the framework of the ARIPO
The Lusaka Agreement on the Creation of the ARIPO
The Banjul Protocol on Marks within the framework of the ARIPO
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property


Patent Office Contact Details

Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI)
KIPI Centre, Kabarsiran Avenue, Off Waiyaki Way
P.O. Box 51648-00200, Nairobi
Phone: (254) 020-6002210/11, (254) 6006326/29/36, (254) 2386220
Fax: (254) 20 600 6312



IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Kenya are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by B M Musau & Co., Advocates LLP on 27.02.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Kenyan IP Laws