Notable amendments to Kenyan Patent Legislation.

The Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Bill 2016 was published in Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 185 (National Assembly Bills No. 45 ) on 11th November, 2016. The Bill seeks to amend to the Industrial Property Act 2001 (No. 3 of 2001). The amendments are intended to align the membership of the Board of Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) with the Mwongozo Code of Governance and to make several other minor amendments affecting the handling of applications for registration of patents by the Board. The proposed amendment to the Industrial Property Act seeks to amend section 22 on Patentable inventions by deleting the words “or is a new use” and now reads: “An invention is Paten

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