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A Trademark or Brand registration helps protect against intellectual property infringement and use of creative works by third parties to the registered creative work.
In Kenya, registration of Trade Marks is governed by the Trade Marks Act Cap 506. A Trade mark is generally defined to include names, drawing, pictures, monograms or a combination of the mentioned are registrable as trade Marks under the Law.
Trade mark Name Search.
A preliminary Search is conducted to find out whether the trademark is registrable or not and also whether there exists in the records a trademark which could be confused with the intended trade mark. An application for a Name search is done by the applicant or his agent via Form TM27.
Trade Mark Application. TM2.
Upon the preliminary search approval by the registrar of Trade Marks an application made to the Registrar on form TM 2 accompanied by seven (7) representations of the mark.
Where the application for Trade Mark is done by an Agent of the applicant. The application shall include a Form TM1 - Form for appointment of agent.
The application is accompanied by Form TM 32 - For entry of the address of service in Kenya.
Examination of Trade Mark.
The formal process of registration of a Trade Mark in Kenya commences with three stages of Examination.
Upon successful examination and where the Registrar of Trade Marks is satisfied that the application is proper, the application is advertised and published in the KIPI journal to allow interested parties to raise objections to the pending application if any. The advertisement is for 60 days.
Where there is no objection in the mandatory 60 days after publication in the journal, the process of registration begins. The mark shall be registered as at the date of application for Registration.
A registered trade Mark is protected for a period of 10 years from the date of registration in Kenya. Six months prior to the expiry of the 10 years, the Registrar shall notify the Trade mark owners in writing of the impending expiry date.
The following are eligible to register a Trademark In Kenya as long as they meet the threshold of the Act.
Trademarks in Kenya are categorized in accordance to the international Classification of goods and services as provided for under the NICE protocol.
A Trade Mark may be registered under any of the 45 Classes or a combination of any of the classes subject to the Nature of goods and services.
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