Amani National Congress, ANC, ANC Kenya, Cap.506, Kenya Trademarks Act, Kenyan Trademark rules, Likelihood of confusion, NASA Kenya, National Super Alliance, Nice Classification, Paris Convention, Protection of well-known trademarks, Trademark registration, Trademarks, WIPO, WTO Agreement
With Kenya’s next general election scheduled for 2017, the campaign spirit is in the air and new political parties and alliances branding themselves to attract potential voters. Two of these newly minted political parties cum alliances are Amani National Congress (ANC) and the National Super Alliance (N.A.S.A). Readers may associate “ANC” and “N.A.S.A” with the well known political party; Africa National Congress (ANC) in South Africa and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration program (NASA) in the United States. This blogger will consider the “trademarkability” of “ANC” and “N.A.S.A” in Kenya.