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Why Anti-Counterfeit Agency
The Anti-Counterfeit Act
The parliament of Kenya enacted the Anti-Counterfeit Act No.13 of 2008. This Act of parliament was enacted to prohibit trade in counterfeit goods. Organizations and regulatory bodies came together in the spirit of the Act to consolidate efforts and promote inter-agency corporations to fight this thriving trade, through the formation of the Anti-counterfeit Agency (ACA).
The Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) is the engine in the fight against counterfeits.
Functions of the Agency
- To enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to counterfeiting.
- To combat counterfeiting, trade and other dealings in counterfeiting goods in Kenya in accordance with the Act.
- To devise and promote training programmes on combating counterfeiting
- To co-ordinate with national, regional or international organizations involved in combating counterfeiting
We have a team of personnel empowered to research and create awareness on issues of counterfeit, as well as prosecute suspect counterfeiters as empowered by law. Owners of Intellectual property Rights / Manufacturers can now sue for damages and restraint the sale of counterfeit goods in the domestic market. The Anti-counterfeit Act provides teeth and muscle to fight business crime. It comes with stiff penalties. This is a divergence from the previous not so punitive penalties.