Tuesday, 22 April 2008
80% of trade marks counterfeited in Kenya
Daily Nation reports that 80% of local and international brands are counterfeited in Kenya, while 97% of local music is pirated. According to the report, these statistics were given by the American Chamber of Commerce Kenya (ACCK) in a ceremony held to install Dr Nelson Githinji, who also happens to be the head of public policy at Coca-Cola East and Central Africa, as the President of ACCK. ACCK is a non-profit organization founded by American investors in Kenya, with membership open companies having strong business ties with the United States.