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The Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions Act, 2016

Year of Version:2016
Date of Entry into Force:September 21, 2016
Date of Text (Enacted):August 31, 2016
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Traditional Cultural Expressions, Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:The Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions Act, 2016 (Act No. 33 of 2016) was passed on August 31, 2016, and was published in the Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 154 of 2015 on September 7, 2016, and entered into force on September 21, 2016.
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WIPO Lex No.:KE030

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