Kenya
Kenya
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Kenya

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
9th edition — single class application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
3 months from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years from filing date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, notarized
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• All documents must be submitted within 2 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
What you need to know
• Grace period of 6 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of change of name, notarized
• For a change of address, no additional documents are required other than the POA
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Deed of assignment, simply signed
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of merger, notarized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• License agreement, notarized
• Statutory declaration and statement of case, notarized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
• License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties