Project Description

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IP KENYA NATIONAL LEGISLATION

International Arrangements

Paris Union, Madrid Union (Agreement and Protocol), TRIPS


After an interval of doubt following Kenya’s accession in 1998, it is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Kenya.

Categories of Trade Marks

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, COLLECTIVE MARKS, CERTIFICATION MARKS, DEFENSIVE MARKS and SERIES MARKS.

Classification

The International Classification of goods and services applies.


A single application may cover any number of classes of goods and/or services.

Documents required

  1. New Applications

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
    2. Ten prints, except for word marks in ordinary type
    3. Priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation
  2. Renewals

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
  3. Assignments/Mergers

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
    2. Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified English translation
  4. Change of Name

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
    2. Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation
  5. Change of Address

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
  6. Licences/Registered Users

    1. Powers of Attorney, simply signed, from proprietor and licensee
    2. Declaration and Statement of Case, with verified English translation
    3. Licence Agreement, with verified English translation