Kenya Patent Application




Release time:2016-07-03

Kenya is an important member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) and the East African Community (EAC). It is one of the countries with a good economic foundation in sub-Saharan Africa. It implements a "mixed economy" system dominated by the private economy and the coexistence of multiple economic forms. The private economy accounts for 70% of the overall economy. Kenya has a relatively complete range of industries and is the most developed country in East Africa. Industry is relatively developed in East Africa, and daily necessities are basically self-sufficiency. Industrial output value accounts for 16.2 per cent of GDP, mainly manufacturing, which accounts for about 10 per cent of GDP and employs about 230000 per cent of GDP. Larger enterprises have oil refining, tire, cement, steel rolling, power generation, automobile assembly and other plants. 85% of daily consumer goods are produced in China, of which clothing, paper, food, beverages, cigarettes, etc. are basically self-sufficiency, and some are also exported. Kenya implements an economic and trade policy of opening to the outside world and free competition. Foreign trade occupies an important position in the economy, and total exports account for about 25% of GDP. Due to the weak industrial base, crude oil, machinery and equipment, and important industrial raw materials are all dependent on imports, and there is a serious deficit in foreign trade, which is mainly supplemented by foreign aid. In 2005, the total value of Kenya's imports and exports increased by 16.5 per cent to 674.938 billion shillings, of which 244.198 billion shillings were exported, up 13.7 per cent, and 430.74 billion shillings were imported, up 18.2 per cent.


Introduction to Kenya's Intellectual Property System

Kenya is a member of a series of international organizations and treaties related to intellectual property rights, such as the World intellectual property Organization, the Paris Convention and the Berne Convention. Kenyan patents include: Kenyan invention patents, Kenyan utility models, Kenyan appearance patents Validity period of Kenyan appearance patents Validity period of Kenyan appearance 15 years, renewed every 5 years