Intellectual Property

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We recognize that your ideas, your corporate identity, and the products and services you develop are the result of your hard work, your skill, and your ingenuity. What you create deserves protection in the market. Intellectual property rights are key business assets. Our intellectual property practice helps businesses navigate the complexity of commercialising their intellectual property. We advise clients on both their intellectual property portfolio and dispute resolution strategy.

We are well placed to assist clients in the financial services, plant breeders, hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and telecoms sectors on their contentious IP matters. Our lawyers are well-versed in trademark infringement litigation regularly appearing before the Kenyan Industrial Property Tribunal & High Court.

The department frequently receives instructions on plant breeders’ rights as well as complex and high-value intellectual property assignments, licensing registration, and opposition. Our Managing Partner Pearlyne Omamo who heads the practice is a patent agent and she has previously been ranked as part of a team of Kenya’s finest intellectual property lawyers by the World Trademarks Review.

Our lawyers’ experience
  • Acting for an international IT company in a claim against it and a well-known telecommunications company in Kenya for unspecified damages on a claim for breach of copyright by a Kenyan media company.
  • Registering various trademarks relating to various medical products from a well-established pharmaceutical company in Kenya that is part of an international network of global pharmaceutical companies.
  • Registered multiple trademarks in various jurisdictions within East Africa and Kenya for an international luxury private safari company.
  • Registered various trademarks on behalf of one of the top commercial banks in Kenya following a highly publicised merger.
  • Advised a top commercial bank which is the product of a merger between two top-tier commercial banks in Kenya on how to transfer and/or protect their old trademarks under the newly formed entity.
  • Registering, assigning, and/or renewing several Plant Breeder Rights Applications on behalf of a world-renowned and market leader in Plant Breeders Rights based in the Netherlands.
  • Registering a trademark in Kenya on behalf of the founder of an Art-based festival in Nigeria.
  • Acting for a well-known telecommunications company in the registration of their well-known trademark.
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