Mr. Tom Mshindi, KECOBO Board Chairman, addressing participants during the inter-ministerial meeting held at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Hon. Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai addressing participants during the inter-ministerial meeting held at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
Dr. Fred Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary – Ministry of Information, Communication & Technology, addressing the participants during the inter-ministerial meeting held at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
From left to right: Mr. Tom Mshindi, KECOBO Board Chairman, Dr. Fred Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary - Ministry of Information, Communication & Technology, Hon. Prof. Githu Muigai, Attorney General, Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director and Mr. Ezekiel Mutua, KECOBO Board Director during the inter-ministerial meeting held at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.
KECOBO members of staff participate in the ‘tug of war’ during the staff annual retreat held at the Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge.
Kenya Copyright Board staff at the Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge for Team Building.
Mr. Samuel Weru, counselor, addressing KECOBO staff during the staff annual retreat at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge.
Mr. Lawrence Njagi, Chairman Kenya Publishers Association, addressing the participants during the official opening of the 17th Nairobi International Book Fair at the Sarit Centre.
KECOBO staff attending to the public during the 17th Nairobi International Book Fair held at the Sarit Centre.
Members of the public being assisted at the KECOBO exhibition stand during the 17th Nairobi International Book Fair (NBIF) held at the Sarit Centre.
Mr. Edward Sigei, KECOBO Chief Legal Counsel, admiring art during the 2014 Kenya Art Fair held at the Sarit Centre.
KECOBO staff at their exhibition stand during the 2014 Kenya Art Fair at the Sarit Centre.
One of the exhibition stands at the 2014 Kenya Art Fair held at the Sarit Centre.
Ms. Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, making a presentation on Copyright and Visual Arts at the 2014 Kenya Art Fair held at the Sarit Centre.
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing students at the Aga Khan Academy during the launch of the WIPO School Film competition
Mr. Edward Sigei, KECOBO Chief Legal Counsel (standing), addressing stakeholders during the Marrakesh Treaty stakeholders' meeting held at the KECOBO boardroom.
Participants of the Marrakesh Treaty stakeholders' meeting at the KECOBO boardroom.
Mr. Kinuthia wa Mwangi, the Chair of the Transitional Authority (front row - with a red and white striped tie), with other delegates at the National Stakeholders Conference On Development Of Cultural Industries & The Arts held at the Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi.
Panel of judges sharing their comments after viewing students’ film entries from the Aga Khan Academy - Nairobi submitted for the 2014 WIPO School Film competition.
Mr. Edward Sigei, KECOBO Chief Legal Counsel, addressing participants during the National Workshop On Managing Intellectual Property In The Advertising Industry held in Nairobi.
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing participants during the National Workshop On Managing Intellectual Property In The Advertising Industry held in Nairobi.
Dr. Martin Bader, BGW AG Management Advisory Group (standing), addressing participants during the National Workshop On Managing Intellectual Property In The Advertising Industry held in Nairobi.
Ms. Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel with Mr. Timothy Kaluma, a representative from the Kenyan Mission in Geneva at the 29th Session of Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)
Mr. Tom Mshindi, KECOBO Board Chairman (standing), addressing KECOBO staff during their annual staff luncheon held at the Havelis Restaurant, Capital Center, Mombasa Road.
KECOBO staff members with children from the Love First Kenya Children’s home in Karen, Nairobi.
Delegates at the Inter-Regional Workshop for Heads of Copyright Offices on Capacity Building held in Seoul, South Korea.
Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, addressing delegates during the Inter-Regional Workshop for Heads of Copyright Offices on Capacity Building held in Seoul, South Korea.
Left to right: Mr. Wissam El Amil, Head IP Unit, Ministry of Economy and Trade - Lebanon, Ms. Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, Dr. Marisella Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, at the Inter-Regional Workshop for Heads of Copyright Offices on Capacity Building held in Seoul, South Korea.
Left to right: Ms. Bunyassi-Kahuria, KECOBO Senior Legal Counsel, Ms. Myriam Gatsimbanyi, Officer In-charge of IP Policy, Rwanda & Dr. Ouma, KECOBO Executive Director, during a study visit at KECOBO offices
Helen Koki, KECOBO Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, (front row in grey trouser suit) with participants of the copyright and the software industry training held at the Nailab Centre.
Members of the committee preparing for the training of Artists in Machakos County discuss the plans at PRiSK offices in Nairobi
Mr. Fredrick Saramba, Multichoice Kenya Ltd, addressing KECOBO Legal & Enforcement officers during the broadcasting training held at the KECOBO board room
Mr. Sigei KECOBO Chief legal Counsel, addressing KECOBO Legal & Enforcement officers during the broadcasting training held at the KECOBO board room
Multichoice Kenya Ltd, staff addressing KECOBO Legal & Enforcement officers during the broadcasting training held at the KECOBO board room
Ms. Catherine Mbaisi, from NEMA, training KECOBO staff on environmental guidelines in the KECOBO board room
Ms. Catherine Mbaisi, from NEMA, training KECOBO staff on environmental guidelines in the KECOBO board room
Left to right: Mr. Robert ‘RKay Kamanzi, Chairman - Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRiSK) and Ms. Angela Ndambuki, Chief Executive Officer - (PRiSK), receive their renewed certificate as a registered Collecting Management Society from Dr. Ouma, Executive Director - Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) at the KECOBO board room.
Left to right: Mr. Robert ‘RKay Kamanzi, Chairman - Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRiSK) and Ms. Angela Ndambuki, Chief Executive Officer - (PRiSK), receive their renewed certificate as a registered Collecting Management Society from Dr. Ouma, Executive Director - Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) at the KECOBO board room.
Left to right: Mr. Ngemu, Chairman - Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), Mr. Mabele Wefwafwa, General Manager - KAMP, Dr. Marisella Ouma, Executive Director - Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO), Ms. Angela Ndambuki, Chief Executive Officer, Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRiSK) and Mr. Robert ‘RKay Kamanzi, Chairman – PRiSK, after receiving their renewed certificates as registered Collecting Management Societies at the KECOBO board room.

Copyright Act

The Kenya Copyright Board is a State Corporation that was established under Section 3 of the Copyright Act Cap 130 of the Laws of Kenya to administer and enforce copyright and related rights in Kenya.

Copyright Registration

The Kenya Copyright Board registers copyright works of musical, audio visual, literary and artistic nature.

Anti Piracy Security Device

The Anti-Piracy Security Device (APSD) is a tamper proof sticker that is applied on legitimate audio and audio-visual works (films, CDS, DVDS and VCDs).

Collective Management Organisations

These are private organisations that are established to collectively administer the rights of their members.

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Workshop on the Management of Intellectual Property Rights in the Advertising Industry

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Monday 2nd March 2015

Business Daily, Pg: 9 Weetabix wins trade name order against Kenya’s Multibix

The High Court in Kenya has ruled in favour of UK’s cereal maker Weetabix who have been embroiled in a trade dispute with Kenya’s Manji Food Industries.

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Thursday 19th February 2015

The Star, Pg: 26 Leakey film tests Kenya’s appeal as shooting location

Kenya’s attractiveness as a prime location for shooting films is undergoing its greatest test yet as the country lobbies to secure the location rights for the Richard Leakey film to be shot later this year.

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Wednesday 18th February 2015

Business Daily, Pg: 1 and 4 Workers risk losing full pay during prolonged sickness

According to proposals that are before the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC), workers who remain indisposed for more than a month will earn one month’s full salary then earn half their salary for the subsequent months.

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Tuesday 17th February 2015

The Standard, Pg: 3 Sh41b revenue at stake over blackout

The Association of Practitioners in Advertising (APA) has said the standoff between the government and the three media houses will lead to a loss of Shs41 billion in advertising revenues.

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Monday 16th February 2015

Business Daily, Pg: 30 How unique Kenyan brand can get protection across the world

The Kenya Trademarks’ Act (Section 30) states that where a mark consisting of invented words has become so well known, the owner can register it as a defensive trademark.

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Friday 13th February 2015

Business Daily, BDLife: 12 - 13Fashion high tea earns its place on social calendar

The Zen Garden’s Fashion High Tea 5th edition was the embodiment of ostentatious high fashion both on the run way and for the attendees.

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