A copyright search is a check through the copyright database of one or more copyright offices to find evidence of prior artistic or literary works in respect of the creation, or to look for activity in a particular artistic area. We determine the copyright status and ownership of entertainment works, including movies, TV programs, books, websites, or musical compositions. Our Kenyan Copyright Search Engine, we provide information on copyright status, assignment history, and more.

Copyright devolves on the owner of a work as soon as it is created, but it is considered prudent to register your copyright since it ensure better legal protection against infringers. Copyrighted work could be a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work. What is sought for is originality of the work. The terms of protection varies according to the kind of work. The total term of protection for literary work is the author's life plus sixty years.

At FOIPA, we help our clients:

  • Preparing, filing and registering the copyright
  • By providing expert advice on how copyright protection can be sought in different kinds of work