East Africa's ability to cope with the proliferation of illicit products has become increasingly important to BASCAP members. Kenya is regarded as an ideal model for legislation, interagency and international cooperation not only in the East African region but for Africa as a whole.
Since 2010 BASCAP has actively
participated in two intergovernmental conferences led by the United States and
will continue to partner with them as well as Kenyan agencies to:
Government leaders and influencers with better
information on the value of Intellectual Property (IP) and a better understanding
of how counterfeiting and piracy undermine IP, innovation, economic growth and
employment are better able to prioritize public policy measures to protect IP
and to work against the harms of counterfeiting and piracy.
1. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Workshop on the Practical Approaches to IP Utilization and Protection in Africa, 19-23 March 2013
2. Nairobi, Kenya - The Implementation of an Interagency Approach to IP Protection and Enforcement: Kenya and the East African Community (EAC), 7-9 August 2012
3. Nairobi, Kenya - Enforcement of IPRs in Kenya: An Interagency Approach with Private Sector Coordination, 17 - 21 May 2011
Long term impacts of increased Foreign Direct Investment and employment in Kenya
Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Kenya
A study commissioned by ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative reports that Kenya’s current intellectual property rights (IPR) regime performs poorly in...
Findings from an ICC Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) study on the value of intellectual property (IP) in Kenya have revealed that the country’s current intellectual property...
On May 17-20, 2011, representatives from US and Kenyan agencies gathered in Nairobi for a four day event, “Enforcement of IP Rights in Kenya: An Interagency Approach with Private Sector...
Long term impacts of counterfeiting and piracy on increased foreign direct investment and employment in Kenya
Promoting and Protecting IP in Kenya
Promoting and Protecting the Value of IP in Kenya (Introduction), Anti-Counterfeiting 2013 - A Global Guide
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