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Year of current version:1993
Date of entry into force of original text:October 15, 1993
Date of Text (Enacted):October 15, 1993
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Transfer of Technology, Utility Models
Notes:
Until 1991, Uganda’s former Patent Law provided for registration of UK patents in Uganda. The Patent Law was repealed in 1991 by the Patents Act, Cap. 216. The Patents Act recognizes patents granted under the Harare Protocol, which is administered by the African Regional Industrial Property Organisation (ARIPO) and in respect of which Uganda is a designated state. It permits the registration of ARIPO patents and patents issued by other member countries with minimal examination. This Act also governs the grant of utility model certificates.

Source: Study Report on Industrial Property Law (Patents, Industrial Designs Technovations and Utility Models) of the Uganda Law Reform Commission.
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