Kenya

classification
CLASSIFICATION
9th edition – single class application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, notarized

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
No Provisions
examination
EXAMINATION
As to novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability
publications
PUBLICATION
Patent applications are published in the Official Gazette
opposition
OPPOSITION
6 months from publication date
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of the specifications, claims, and abstracts
  • 1 set of drawings and the abstract
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
  • Copy of Published International Application
  • Copy of International Search Report
  • Copy of International Preliminary Report on Patentability

What you need to know

  • Priority document must be submitted within 3 months from filing date

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization, Paris Union, Madrid Union (Agreement and Protocol), TRIPS, PCT

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