Uganda 

Paths to protection

Ways to protect your invention

Patents are a way of protecting your inventions. By filing a successful patent you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit your invention for a period of time.

National Patents are the most effective way of defending your invention if you only require protection in a single jurisdiction. If this is not enough for your needs, this country has signed international agreements on patents, which facilitate their internationalization:

ARIPO

Allows for a single patent application to be effective across its designated members states

PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)

The PCT system allows simplified international patent applications which in turn eases national filings.

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Discuss your Intellectual Property Protection strategy with us

If you need to protect your Intellectual Property abroad, through our Global Network of offices and associates, we can make your Intellectual Property assets expand to every nation you desire, ensuring full legal protection of your rights.

If you have further questions, we would be delighted to schedule a conference call and answer any questions you may have.

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Patent Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Substantive Examination

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

Court

Time until registration

2 years

Opposition Period

Special Case

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Use Requirement Period

4 years

National Filing Requirements

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Assignment of the design (if applicable), simply signed, with a verified English translation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of assignment, simply signed, with a verified English translation..
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name, with verified English translation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of address, with verified English translation.
  •  Power of Attorney, simply signed by the licensor and legalized by the licensee.
  •  License agreement, with verified English translation.

PCT Filing

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  International search report.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Certificate of change of address.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney from the licensor and licensee, simply signed.
  •  License agreement.

Latest news

ANNOUNCEMENT

WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement has new President from Uganda

Bemanya Twebaze, The Registrar General of Uganda Registration Services Bureau has just been elected President of the WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement. The election of Bemanya, that has previously served as President of Paris Union Assembly of WIPO, is a remarkable achievement for Uganda. The country has been improving the protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) rights. Since 2016, there were approximately 5.4 Million Dollars of seized infringing goods in this African jurisdiction. During his acceptance speech Bemanya Twebaze has underlined the importance of IP enforcement, as a driver for innovation and creativity, thus for economic growth. WIPO’s Advisory Committee on Enforcement was created in 2002 with the aim to provide technical assistance concerning IP enforcement actions.

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