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The Anti-Counterfeit Agency was established under the Anti-Counterfeit  Act 2008 as a State Corporation with the mandates to enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to counterfeiting, combat counterfeiting, trade and other dealings in counterfeit goods, devise and
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Intellectual Property Rights Holders Forum 29th Nov. 2017.

It is imperative that brand owners (manufacturers and innovators) are aware of the various legal, technological, and business steps to prevent or at the least, minimize the damaging effects of counterfeiting. This is the overarching idea behind this Nairobi forum.

The objective is to foster collaboration between industry and the Anti-Counterfeit Agency to combat trade mark counterfeiting and address the importance of cooperation, capacity building and education of all role players and stakeholders. Special emphasis will be placed on a strategy to ensure efficient enforcement to combat the trade in counterfeit goods. 

The enforcement of intellectual property rights is one of the crucial cornerstones of economic growth. This interactive forum will focus further on the challenges in the industry, remedies that are available and how to access them. 

The importance of creating awareness to ensure that the general public is protected will also be discussed. The Roundtable will provide a platform through which the Anti-Counterfeit Agency can reach out to industry and simultaneously create awareness of the harmful effects of illicit trade on consumers. 

Topics to be discussed:

  • The role of ACA in the fight against counterfeit trade.
  • The remedies available in the Anti- Counterfeit Act, 2008.
  • Effectiveness of strategies employed towards combating the counterfeiting menace in the Kenyan market. 
  • Dynamics and emerging trends in global and local trade regulation: case of counterfeiting and ease of doing business.
  • Effectiveness of strategies employed towards combating the counterfeiting menace in the Kenyan market: Private Sector Perspective 
  • Embracing emerging trends in trade towards a counterfeit free Kenya.

 

Relevant industry and government players will partake in a panel discussion. 

 

For any inquiries reach us through the contact details on our website.

 

 

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