Kenya 

Trademark - Kenya

Register your Trademark

Register your trademark with Inventa International and benefit from the following advantages:

Strategic Advice

Our specialists will review the information you provide and advise you on the best strategy to increase your chances of success in obtaining a trademark and protecting your brand.

We prepare the application

We will be in charge of all the procedings related to filing a trademark application based on the chosen strategy.

Trademark Maintenance for 10 years

Inventa International keeps a close eye on every event related to your trademark.

Client Area available

We provide you a secure web based client area to manage your Intellectual Property assets.

Trademark Registration

Process

Monitor the process from the preparation for the trademark application to its maintenance phase. Inventa International will accompany you every step of the way.

Kenya

Trademark Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Multi Class Application

Available

Well-known Trademarks

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

Court & IP Office

Search with legal opinion time frame

7 days

Time until registration

1 year

Opposition Period

60 days

Use requirement period

5 years

Requirements

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Sample of the mark (not required for word marks).
  •  List of goods and/or services.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Duration: 10 years from the date of filling.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name, with verified English translation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney from the licensor and licensee, simply signed.
  •  Declaration and statement of case, with verified English translation.
  •  License agreement, notarized with a verified English translation.

Latest news

ANNOUNCEMENT

Kenya introduces Customs Recordal Application to fight counterfeiting

Kenya has given a major step concerning anti-counterfeiting by approving a Customs Recordal Application system. This procedure will be made possible by an amendment to the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeiting Act No. 13 of 2008.   Inspired by the South African Counterfeit Goods Act 37 of 1997, the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeiting Act 2008, empowers the authorities to act in several scenarios, including the possibility to enter premises, seize counterfeit goods and arrest suspects. It also gives the chance for Intellectual Property asset owners to request the authorities to seize suspected counterfeit goods. When in place, the approved amendment will allow a more effective action from the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeit Agency stopping counterfeit goods into the country.   Furthermore, the Customs Recordal Application procedures include a wide range of requirements, such as: The applicants detailed information Indication of the products manufacture country Clear identification of the trademarked goods – by sample or clear photographic presentation Certified copy of the trademark registration certificate Fee’s payment   These are only some details of the procedure that is very complex and expensive. Once completed it concedes protection for a year period, starting on the application date and with the renewal possibility.   More details will be made available soon, as well as the date the new framework will be in force.

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