Kenya Enforces Recordation of IP Rights

Kenya Enforces Recordation of IP Rights for Imports Act

From 1 January 2023, Intellectual Property owners wishing to do business in Kenya are required to record their IP rights separately with the Kenyan Anti-Counterfeit Authority (ACA). Please note that the recordal of IP rights with the ACA is required in addition to any other Kenyan IP registrations.

According to the ACA, exporting goods to Kenya without first recording the IPR is an offense and may be subject to criminal prosecution.