Intellectual Property, ICT And Telecom

The Internet’s democratization has opened a new legal dimension to content and delivery.

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Intellectual Property law

Intellectual Property law has had to adapt quickly to the speed of technological advancement, as the types of IP and the means of conveying it are changing. The same can be said for the IT and Telecom world, with the line between the two getting fainter with time.

Our IP/IT/Telecom group has been at the forefront of these changes, working with governments and private telecom firms, publishing and IT companies, web developers and e-commerce companies, providing them various legal services including brand protection, legal structuring, domain name conflicts, general advice, and so forth. 

Kenya and the larger East African region, is a challenging, yet lucrative market for media companies. Our extensive experience in the area of media creation and distribution means that we can accompany our clients in the media industry as through the process, helping them protect their most valued asset: their media content. 

We can imagine the frustration of being advised by people who cannot grasp the technical or technological implications of the project, product or concept you are trying to protect. This is why our team has the technical knowledge and partnerships with technical experts to help you obtain the best protection for your products and concepts. 

We remain up to date with the fast-evolving rules in this sector, and can help you plan future-proof solutions where no current legal framework exists. 

The areas of practice in this group include:  

  • Telecommunications
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Copyrights/Author’s rights
  • E-Commerce
  • Entertainment and the arts
  • Hardware/Software/computing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet
  • Media
  • Patents
  • Science and Technology
  • Trademarks
  • Franchising
  • Licensing (brand, know-how, etc.)
  • Industrial Design
  • Sports sponsorship and branding
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