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Intellectual Property Assets in Kenya

20 March 2015
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Following the training session held on Friday, 13 March 2015, below are important take away points for you:

  • Duty to police the market on IPR owner
  • Protect the asset using a well thought out strategy that gives you the widest and most robust protection possible to derive maximum commercial benefit in the market
  • Retire, license or sell assets you do not need
  • Protect the rights across economic blocs like EAC, COMESA, SADC (territoriality and first to file rule). Please note that the wider the protection of your trademarks within these trading blocs the greater the value of your brands and should an investor wish to purchase a stake in your business in future, you will be able to command a premium over the good will in those trademarks
  • Keep a detailed REGISTER of the IP assets you own
  • Do not be afraid to litigate if the IPR asset is being infringed