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An Employer’s Perspective on Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya

By:

Sonal Sejpal | Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Rosa Nduati-Mutero | Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Submitted by Firm:
Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates
Firm Contacts:
Sonal Tejpar (formerly Sejpal)
Article Type:
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An Employer’s Perspective on Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya

In an organisation where employees are involved in generating creative or innovative work outputs such as software solutions, apps or designs concepts, would they be entitled to ownership of such work if they were to make claims?

While there are specific laws in Kenya dealing with Intellectual Property (IP), there is still uncertainty as to how to determine whether a work or invention has been made in the course of employment.

Given the bustling creativity and innovation currently being experienced in the technology space in Kenya and an ever-increasing level of curiosity and conjecture regarding the attendant rights of ownership, we have prepared a comprehensive paper that analyses how Kenya’s IP laws deal with innovations that arise in the course of employment. It further aims to provide some clarity on the ownership of IP rights in an effort to reduce the risk of IP related employer-employee disputes. Read the full article here.

Should you have any questions regarding the information in this legal alert or any other employment matters, please do not hesitate to contact Sonal Sejpal or Rosa Nduati-Mutero.

 

Sonal Sejpal
Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
ss@africalegalnetwork.com

 

Rosa Nduati-Mutero
Partner, ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
rn@africalegalnetwork.com

 

The content of this alert is intended to be of general use only and should not be relied upon without seeking specific legal advice on any matter.

 
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