Chief Justice David Maraga met the International Trademark Association (INTA) team led by CEO Mr. Etienne Sanz de Acedo at the Supreme Court in Nairobi. The CEO was accompanied by INTA’s representative, Africa and the Middle East, Tat-Tienne Louembe, and representatives of the Law firm of Coulson and Harney (Bowmans), Mr. Evans Monari and Ms. Terry Mwango.
Meanwhile Judges of the Commercial and Tax Division also held a meeting with INTA delegation at Milimani Law Courts. The meeting focused on Intellectual Property rights and how the Judiciary can harness the research and knowledge of INTA on this distinctive area of law.
Led by the Division’s Presiding Judge Mary Kasango, the judges welcomed the collaboration between the Commercial Division and the International Trademark Association on this specialised subject of law that is ever evolving and requires continuous enhancement of knowledge.
INTA pledged its support for the Judiciary to ensure that judges and court officials are well versed in global trends on Intellectual Property. This will enable them to better execute their day-to-day work.
Other judges of the Commercial and Tax Division who were present during the meeting included Justices Grace Nzioka and James Aaron Makau. The Division’s Program Officer Julie Wayua also attended the meeting.