The Kenya Copyright Board recently announced the grant of license to three Collective Management Organizations to collect royalties on behalf of content creators for the year 2019.

KECOBO licenses and supervises the collective management organizations in Kenya.
Currently, there are three (3) such CMOs in Kenya and they are: Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), 

News reports indicate that telecommunications service provider Vodacom Group is paying out “reasonable compensation” to a former employee of the South African mobile-network operator for his idea to develop a popular call-back service after a former chief executive officer first took credit for the product.

The settlement comes almost a decade after Mr. Kenneth Makate

Recent news articles based on the Editor General’s report are showing that the anti-counterfeits agency’s ability to combat flow of illicit goods will remain hampered due to staff shortages.

Auditor-General Edward Ouko says the Anti-Counterfeit Agency had 73 workers against the required staff size of 250, resulting in a shortfall of 177.

“Further, the agency’s

The US Supreme Court to review a new front in the battle over free speech and will decide whether trademark protection can be refused to brands the federal government finds vulgar or lewd.

The case involves a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny trademark registration to a clothing line called FUCT.

It has been announced in the local dailies that the body responsible for granting all rights in Industrial Property including Trademarks, The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) has issued a Certificate of Trademark Registration to the former President for the name ‘KABARAK’.

From the news reports it is not evident if the mark was just