Uganda

 

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TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification International, Nice 9th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can be claimed, but priority claims have no effect on the filing of the application under the current legislation.
The priority date will be reflected on the certificate of registration, so as to indicate that the mark was 'registered' earlier
Renewal 7 years from the filing date, and every 10 years thereafter
No grace period is specified under the Trade Marks Act, and marks may be removed from the Trade Marks register 1 month after the date of their non-renewal.  That being said, it is possible to apply for restoration of rights so lost, upon payment of the corresponding fees
Use provisions Non-use of a trade mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders the mark vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims.

Designation in ARIPO patent.

PCT national phase or via designation in ARIPO regional phase application 

We have been informed that, whilst a statutory instrument was passed towards the commencement of the Industrial Property Act, 2014, the Act is still without regulations and fee regulations to operationalise it.  However, the Director of the IPO has intimated that the Act is in force, notwithstanding that we wait for the regulations to pass. 

Priority Convention priority can be claimed.
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities Annuities are payable on each anniversary of the effective filing date
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority

Convention priority may be claimed.

We have been informed that, whilst a statutory instrument was passed towards the commencement of the Industrial Property Act, 2014, the Act is still without regulations and fee regulations to operationalise it.  However, the Director of the IPO has intimated that the Act is in force, notwithstanding that we wait for the regulations to pass. 

Duration Registered designs are valid for an initial term of 5 years, which term is extendible by two further 5-year terms.
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date.