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Independent Republic within the Commonwealth.

Own laws



Patents: No re-registration of United Kingdom (UK) patents.

EP(UK): No re-registration of EP(UK) patents.

Trade marks: Position unclear. Uganda has acceded to the Banjul Protocol on Marks providing for registration of marks by the African Regional Industrial Property Organisation (ARIPO). The Trade Marks Act (Cap 83) is still based on the 1938 English Act but is currently undergoing revision.

Designs: UK designs registrations are automatically extended.


Industrial Property Office
Registrar General's Department
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
12th Floor, Uganda House
Plot No.10 Kampala Road
P.O. Box 6848

Tel: (256 41) 23 32 19 / 23 21 35
Fax: (256 41) 25 48 29