Laws governing Intellectual Property (IP) in Kenya

Kenya’s national IP legislative framework is divided into copyright law, trade mark law, industrial property law and anti-counterfeiting law.

The following are the major Acts governing the protection of IP in Kenya:

1. Constitution of Kenya, 2010
2. Industrial Property Act 2001
3. The Seeds and Plant Varieties Act, Cap 326
4. Trade Mark Act, Cap 506
5. Copyright Act, No. 12 of 2001
6. Anti-Counterfeiting Act, 2008

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