Restrictions on filing applications abroad by Kenya residents

No person resident in Kenya must, without written authority granted by the Managing Director, file or cause to be filed outside Kenya, an application for a patent for invention, unless an application for a patent for the same invention has been filed with the Institute not less than six weeks before the filing of the application outside Kenya.

A person who files or causes to be filed an application for the grant of a patent in contravention of this is liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand shillings, or to an imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both.



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