WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW DAILY: IP BODIES CONSIDER PROPOSAL TO MERGE THEM INTO ONE

By John Syekei Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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Discussions to merge Kenya`s IP bodies into one are underway. This year chief officers from the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO), the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) and the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) have begun to discuss the government`s 2013 proposal (which was facilitated by the appointed presidential taskforce on parastatal reforms) to merge them into one body called the Kenya Intellectual Property Office.