Legal Tender and Intellectual Property in Kenya

Parliament in it’s role as the watchdog of the Executive arm of Government has recently focussed its attention on claims that the Kenyan tax payer may have lost an estimated 3 billion shillings through shadowy deals on currency printing involving government officials and British firm De La Rue.

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Makerere Lecturer Sues Bank of Uganda for 1 Billion Shillings in Copyright Infringement Suit

Sylvia Katende Nabiteeko, a senior lecturer at Makerere University’s Margaret Towrel School appeared before Justice Irene Mulyagonja at the Commercial Court in Kampala yesterday in a copyright infringement suit she instituted in December last year against Uganda’s Central Bank, Bank of Uganda (BoU).

Nabiteeko is claiming 1 billion shillings from the BoU whom she claims reproduced her sculpture on the 20,000 bank note (as pictured above) without her consent and without giving her any form of the compensation.

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