- Publications & Insights
David is the Head of Trade Marks in our Nairobi office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice group.
He specialises in intellectual property with a focus on litigation, technology, data privacy and e-commerce, and trademark, patent and design protection. He advises on trademarks, patents, design and copyrights..
He has a B.Ed from Moi University, an LLB from the University of London, UK, and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law. David is admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, is a Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths. He is also a Patent Agent. Most recently, he was appointed to serve on the Internet Committee of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
- He assists clients on mandates across various sectors including Aviation, Construction, Consumer Goods, Education, Energy, Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Hotels and Leisure, Industrials, Infrastructure, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Transport and Logistics and Technology, Media and Telecommunications, among others.
- Chambers and Partners ranked David as Up and Coming in Intellectual Property (Kenya) for two consecutive years (2022-2023).
‘David Opijah is very prompt and professional in his communications with us.’ – Chambers and Partners, 2022
Publications & Insights
- Kenya: An overview of the increasing push for registration and regulation of patents in emerging technology
- IP East Africa Quarterly Newsletter – Q2 2023
- Africa: Genericisation of trademarks
- East Africa: IP East Africa Quarterly Newsletter – Q3 2022
- Kenya: Extension of Deadline for the Recording of Intellectual Property Rights with the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeit Authority to 1 January 2023
- Kenya: The Anti-Counterfeit Authority’s Compliance Requirements for Intellectual Property Rights Owners
- Kenya: Update from ARIPO: Overview of Changes to the Harare and Banjul Protocols
- Kenya: National rights registry updates: Data re-entry on the KECOBO digital platform
- East Africa Quarterly Newsletter
- Kenya’s journey towards a harmonized IP legal regime
- Part 2: You can now protect your Trade Mark in Somalia
- Can another company own unassigned IP assets held by a dissolved company? The legal position in Kenya
- You can now protect your Trade Mark in Somalia
- Patent or Trade Secrets: Which offers better protection?
- Degrees of similarity put to the test
- How to strengthen protection and enforcement of trade secrets in East Africa
- Confusing similarity and a tale of two drugs
- World Trade mark Review: Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision in Doshi case
- Kenya’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy For .Co.Ke Domain Names Is Now Active.