Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Kenya: KIPI onwards and upwards
John Syekei (Coulson Harney) we have news that the Kenyan Industrial Property Tribunal (KIPI), a judicial body established under the Industrial Property Act with powers to determine disputes related to Patents and Industrial designs, has handed down a ground breaking decision on pre- grant entitlement actions in relation to patent applications pending grant at the Kenyan Patent registry. More on that case will be published very shortly on Afro-IP. In the meantime, KIPI has gone online with a neat website that will excite Kingsley (@IPinAfrica) together with user ratings, new logo and commentary options that can all be located here - check it out and rate them (impressive). Afro Leo has also come across new blog IPKenya (not to be confused with David's blog by the same name hosted on blogspot) complete with interesting insights on IP developments in Kenya, particularly copyright.