The major story in Kenya this week was the visit by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to Kenya, accompanied by a 500-member delegation. During this visit, it is reported that Kenya signed 17 multi-billion shillings deals with China including grants of Sh 18.6 billion and loans of Sh 146.8 billion – totaling Sh 165.5 billion. This blogger can only hope that some of these funds will be directed towards promotion of Kenyans’ intellectual property (IP) with our Chinese trading partners as well as strengthening IP enforcement mechanisms throughout Kenya’s land, air and sea boundaries.
As always, your comments are invited on this week’s commentaries on the JB Maina-Safaricom settlement (see here) and WIPO’s new 6-year strategic direction (see here). What follows is our brief commentary on some of the other IP-related news from this week.
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