Intellectual Property

  • Registration, assignment and renewal of trademarks/service marks, industrial designs, patents, and utility models for local and overseas clients, registration of patents and industrial designs under the Kenyan Industrial Property Act, the Patents Cooperation Treaty and the ARIPO protocol.
  • Advising on and managing intellectual property portfolios for local and international clients
  • Protecting and enhancing your intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, copyrights, confidential information, business and domain name).
  • Providing technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.
  • Acquisition and transfer of intellectual rights.
  • Drafting of anti-raiding, non-solicitation, non-compete and non-disclosure documents relating to IP rights.
  • Payment of annual IP maintenance fees on behalf of clients,
  • Advising on and registration of copyright, registration of plant breeders’ rights including filing applications for grant of such rights and liaising with the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS).
  • Representing clients in the registration and transfer of domain names as well as in mediation processes at the Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC).
  • Advising its local and international clients on a broad range of issues relating to the acquisition, transfer and protection of their intellectual rights and is regularly involved in the preparation, review and negotiation of registered user, assignment and license agreements.
  • Providing IP-specific legal compliance, audits, due diligence, restructuring and optimization of IP portfolios in relation to merger and acquisition transactions, IPO and other share deals

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