Paths to protection

Ways to protect your product

Industrial Design Registrations are a way of protecting the aesthetical characteristics of your products. By filing a successful industrial you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit the aesthetical characteristics of your product for a period of time.

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Design Details and Timeframes

Priority claim



Absolute Novelty

Individual character



  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Product information.
  •  Graphical representation.
  •  Duration: 5 years from the date of the application and renewable twice for a total of 15 years.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of address.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  License agreement.

Remarks: Examination: Formal and substantive examination Grace period: N/A

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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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