Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is part of the largest law firm in the world, Dentons. In Kenya, the firm is made up of a diverse and talented team 11 partners and 41 qualified associates, including leading experts in IP, corporate, commercial, finance, insurance, infrastructure projects and contentious matters.

We have a dedicated department that deal with IP law, with a stellar 117-year track record of continuously setting the standard for outstanding legal services provision to both international and local clients. Our rich and entrenched practice provides enviable wealth of experience in all areas of IP law.

Our dedicated well-rounded team is able to provide clients seamless solutions and a wide array of services in the following areas:

  • trademarks prosecution including oppositions and expungements;
  • patents prosecution and patent revocations;
  • industrial designs prosecution;
  • IP litigation including infringement actions in all courts in Kenya, including the High Court and Court of Appeal;
  • advising on and undertaking anti-counterfeit actions;
  • IP contracts, assignments and licensing;
  • strategic IP planning;
  • IP due diligence and advisory;
  • competition; and
  • franchising.

The firm’s combination with Dentons in October 2018 means that we are now able to provide IP services to clients from every part of the globe where Dentons has a practice. In addition, the firm in Kenya is able to tap into the worldwide expertise and resources that the larger Dentons family has to offer, thus providing top-notch IP services in Kenya.

Over the years, we have perfected the art of handling bulk prosecutions, doing so with exceptional attention to detail and in record time. Accustomed to the prompt service, international and local clients alike rest easy knowing that their interests are protected with every possible precaution and safeguard ensured. In addition, our IP practice is recognised internationally and has attracted a number of established global giants looking for bespoke quality trademark services.

The highest of standards are instilled and maintained at all levels of the firm, ensuring that thorough, well-researched and practical advisory trademark services are provided to clients prior to the filing of any proceedings related to opposition, cancellation, infringement or passing off claims. Our integrated approach to litigation, counselling and transactions is a powerful strategy that delivers optimal results to you.

We are constantly deepening our industry expertise in order to ensure that we provide a wide array of specialised services to clients in other regional and international jurisdictions. We have expanded our geographic reach and have undertaken trademark prosecution across various countries in Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, and at the African regional IP system, ARIPO. In addition, as part of the world’s largest law firm, we are able to deliver quality and value to clients around the globe.

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews is a forward-looking law firm that provides clients with a one-stop shop for all their IP, corporate and commercial, and dispute resolution needs. With a diverse practice portfolio covering all areas of commercial and corporate law including information, communication and technology law, data privacy and protection, competition law and labour law, global industry leaders and smaller holdings alike investing in Kenya find Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews’ all-encompassing practice a value addition. The firm is able to provide guidance from the inception phase of setting up operations in the Kenyan market, ongoing support and protection of IP resources, as well as continuous advisory services on developments in local and international IP regulation and practices.

We are at the forefront of infrastructural and resource development thanks, in part, to our collaboration with Nextlaw Labs – an industry-leading global technology accelerator and innovation consultancy. Nextlaw Labs leverages technology to reinvent the business and practice of law and is committed to delivering innovation as a service. Nextlaw Labs is an autonomous, wholly-owned subsidiary of global law firm Dentons and the first legal tech venture created by a law firm.

We are recognised as a top-tier firm by numerous international directories, including WTR 1000, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Managing IP and IFLR. We are members of INTA.

Contact details

Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
1st Floor Delta Office Suites
PO Box 30333-00100
Waiyaki Way
Nairobi
Kenya

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Other offices

  • Mombasa

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