Kenya

 

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.

TRADE MARK INFORMATION 
ClassificationInternational, Nice
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter.  Please note that the current law, effective in Kenya since 22 August 2002, changed the initial term of a trademark registration and the renewal term to 10 years.  The Register has interpreted this so that all the trade marks for which the Certificates of Registration issued after 22 August 2002 were valid for a 10 year term, irrespective of when the application was filed.
Use provisions

A registration will be open to an action for cancellation if there is no bona fide use or legitimate excuse for non-use for a period of 5 years preceding such action.

PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims

Designation in ARIPO patent

PCT national phase, either nationally or via ARIPO regional designation

PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
Duration20 years from the effective filing date
AnnuitiesRenewal fees are payable annually on the first and each subsequent anniversary of the effective filing date.  A 6 month grace period is available.
DESIGN INFORMATION 
Priority

Convention priority may be claimed

See also ARIPO designs

DurationA registered design is valid for a period of 15 years from the filing date, subject to the payment of renewal fees at 5-yearly intervals
RenewalRenewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date