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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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.

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Uganda

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.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of address.
  •  License agreement.
  •  Power of Attorney, simply signed by the licensor and legalized by the licensee.

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

Uganda joins the Marrakesh Treaty

The General Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) notified of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of Uganda of its instrument of ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty (adopted on June 27, 2013), forming part of the body of international copyright treaties administered by WIPO. Marrakesh Treaty’s main goal is to create a set of mandatory limitations and exceptions for the benefit of the blind, visually impaired, and other print disabled. Said Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the Republic of Uganda, on July 23, 2018.

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