Trademark Infringements Impact in Kenya

The counterfeit trade in Kenya is a $800 Million (70 Billion Kenyan Shilling) business, according to the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) of Kenya.

Most trademark infringements in the country involve products such as counterfeit drugs, electronics, pirated software, counterfeit alcohol and mobile phones.

Between 2010 and 2012, the ACA processed 177 complaints of counterfeiting and prosecuted 47 cases of trademark violations.

Source:  George Omondi, “Kenya loses Sh70bn in counterfeit trade,” Business Daily, Feburary 4, 2013.