By Isaac Rutenberg**
For practitioners and academics in IP law in Kenya, the following questions are asked all the time: “Isn’t IP fairly irrelevant in Africa? After all, African societies are based on sharing and community.” It’s an uncomfortable inquiry, and has been a struggle to answer, perhaps until now.
At a recent party, this Leo observed from a distance his 7-yr old cub playing with friends. At one point a ball changed hands between children, and Mama Leo smiled to me and said “Look how well he is sharing!” I walked over to praise him and, to my surprise, found him crying. “That kid stole my ball!”