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  • Trade Marks Rules (issued under the repealed Trade Marks Act, Chapter 217 of 1953 and expressly retained in force)
  • Trade Marks Act, Chapter 217 of 1953 (repealed by the 2010 Act)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  • Copyright Act, Chapter 215 of 1964 (repealed by the 2006 Act)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  • Trade Marks Rules (issued under the repealed Trade Marks Act, Chapter 217 of 1953 and expressly retained in force)
  • Trade Marks Act, Chapter 217 of 1953 (repealed by the 2010 Act)