On 26th May 1998, WIPO received the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Kenya of its instrument of accession to the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol Concerning the International Registration of Trade Marks. The Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol will enter into force with respect to the Republic of Kenya, on 26th June1998.

However, news of the local implementing regulations is still awaited, and until such time as these are issued and published, extension of International Trade Mark registrations to Kenya will not be possible.