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Business Court User Committee deliberates on Trademark Law

Business Court User Committee – BCUC chairperson Justice Mary Kasango has pledged that the Judiciary will continue collaborating with the private sector to ensure speedy resolution of business related disputes.

Speaking during the Business Court User Committee-BCUC monthly luncheon, Justice Kasango said partnerships between the Judiciary and the private sector will unlock resources that will be ploughed back into the economy hence assisting the government in achieving the Big Four Agenda.

Peter Hime, an advocate of the High Court and an authority in on Trade Mark laws took judges of the Commercial and Tax Division through a presentation on Trademark laws in Kenya. Hime shared with the judges best case practice on how to handle cases appertaining to trademark infringement, objection proceedings and the various remedies available to parties.

Hime a Member of the Institute of Trademark Attorneys (ITMA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) urged members of the business community to ensure that they register their trademarks as they will be easier protected by the law.

Retail Trader Association (RETRAK) CEO Wambui Mbarire, said that the private sector has a role in protection of trademarks because it has an adverse effect on the economy.

The meeting was attended by members of the Law Society of Kenya, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI), Retail Trade Association (RETRAK), Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) and the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI). The meeting was also attended by Geoffrey Korir from The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands.

The luncheon was supported by International Development Law Organization (IDLO) through the Commercial Justice Sector Project which is funded the Kingdom of Netherlands.

 

Lady Justice Mary Kasango – Presiding Judge of the Commercial and Tax Division delivering her welcome address.

 

 

Mr. Joseph Wairuko – Kenya Association of Manufacturers contributing to the deliberations.

 

Ms. Nazima Malik- Convener of the Commercial and Tax Division Bar-Bench Committee posing a question to the facilitator during the question and answer session.

 

 

Justice Francis Tuiyott posing a question to the facilitator during the BCUC luncheon.

 

Lady Justice Mary Kasango  (R) with Mr. Geoffrey Korir (L) from the Netherlands Embassy and Barbara Kilei from IDLO.

 

 

Mr. Peter Hime making his presentation on the theme: Trends in Trademark Law during the BCUC luncheon.

 

Justice Maureen Odero- Commercial and Tax Division of the High Court,  Edna Nyaloti- Chief Magistrate, Milimani Commercial Court and Justice Grace Nzioka- Commercial and Tax Division of the High Court share a light moment during the luncheon

 

 

Ms. Wambui Mbarire, CEO, RETRAK delivering the Vote of Thanks.
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