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Sunday, 13 October 2013

International/regional conventions Uganda Is a member of

Uganda
Uganda is an independent Republic within the British Commonwealth situated in East Africa. It is a landlocked state bordered by Sudan in the north; Democratic Republic of Congo in the west; Rwanda and Tanzania in the south and Kenya in the east.

International/regional conventions:
Uganda is a member of the following international/regional intellectual property related agreements:
·         Banjul Protocol (of ARIPO) (since 2000)
·         Harare Protocol (of ARIPO) (since 1984)
·         Lusaka Agreement (ARIPO) (since 1978)
·         Nairobi Treaty on Olympic Symbols (since 1983)
·         Paris Convention (since 1965)
·         Patent Cooperation Treaty (since 1995)
·         WIPO Convention (since 1973)
·         WTO/TRIPS (since 1995)

IP legislation:
Trade marks
·         Trade Marks Act no 17 of 2010
·         Trade Marks Rules (issued under the repealed Trade Marks Act, Chapter 217 of 1953 and expressly retained in force)
·         Trade Marks Act, Chapter 217 of 1953 (repealed by the 2010 Act)

Patents
·         Patents Act, Chapter 216 of 1993
·         Patents (Amendment) Act of 2002
·         Patent Regulations, 1993

Designs
·         United Kingdom Designs (Protection) Act, Chapter 218 of 1937

Copyright
·         Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act of 2006
·         Copyright Act, Chapter 215 of 1964 (repealed by the 2006 Act)


Trade Marks
Law:
·         Trade Marks Act no 17 of 2010
·         Trade Marks Rules (issued under the repealed Trade Marks Act, Chapter 217 of 1953 and expressly retained in force)
·         Trade Marks Act, Chapter 217 of 1953 (repealed by the 2010 Act)