Posted Jun 2016
The firm deals in all aspects of trademark practice from conducting trade name searches to filing application for registration of trademark, drafting and filing reply to objections and representing clients at hearings. We assist clients in registration of Trade Marks and Service Marks. We have a great deal of experience working with the Registrar UGANDA REGISTRATION BUREAU SERVICES. Our law firm routinely advises large and small businesses, corporates, firms and individuals in a wide variety of industries on the maximization of their current trademark portfolios and selection of new marks for products and services including trade dress. In addition, our law firm conducts international trademark searches and coordinate worldwide trademark availability opinions for clients seeking to adopt new marks. Our trade mark Advocates have a great deal of experience in representing clients in all types of trademark disputes including domain names. Our trade mark Advocates have expertise in drafting agreements for trade mark licensing, assignment and sale and purchase, technology transfer, valuation of intellectual property of the client etc . . Our law firm deals in litigation pertaining to trade mark infringement and passing off.
The firm deals extensively with Patent laws in Uganda. Our law firm provides assistance to domestic as well as foreign clients in conducting patent search, assisting in filing patent application (new application/PCT application/divisional application) and provides full assistance for grant of patents in Uganda. Our law firm also provides referral service to foreign clients for registration of patent in Uganda. Our patent attorneys have great deal of expertise in drafting patent licensing, patent assignment and patent security agreements. We also specialize in providing opinion on pharmaceutical patents. We also provide legal advice and opinion relating to infringement of patents. Our law firm represents its client in infringement cases. We assist clients in filing and prosecuting patent applications including pre-grant and post grant oppositions, revocations, and represent clients before the Appellate Tribunal. Our law firm has filed patent applications for many of international clients and has obtained patents for their inventions.
The firm deals extensively with the copyright laws in Uganda. Our firm’s copyright practice covers all aspects of copyright law. We provide clients with assistance in registration, licensing, policing and enforcement of their copyrights. We negotiate, draft and vet copyright purchase, sale and license agreements, software licensing agreements and other related documents. Our lawyers have a solid technology and engineering backgrounds to their legal practices, therefore, the firm’s copyright practice is particularly well-suited to solve technology related copyright issues arising in the context of trade secrets and computer software. Our law firm represents clients before copyright boards and the courts for copyright infringement and passing off proceedings.
Our law firm offers clients an extensive background in all forms of intellectual property transactions. We draft agreements for licencing, franchising, assignment, sale and purchase of all various kinds of intellectual property including trademarks, patents, copyrights and designs. We also assist companies in IP management and conduct IP due diligence and audits. Our law firm’s services also include registration of trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs and geographical indications at the competent offices.
The firm offers comprehensive services on ‘Designs’. Designs mean the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament, or composition of lines or colours applied to any article, whether in two or three dimensional, or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual or mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye; but does not include any mode or principle of construction.
Our law firm’s practice includes conducting due diligence, registration of designs, renewal, reinstatement, opposition petitions, negotiating, drafting, vetting design assignment & license agreements and related documents with respect to designs.
Our law firm represents clients in design infringement proceedings and passing off actions before the tribunal, High Courts and the Supreme Court. We also deal in designs portfolio maintenance and management and designs rights enforcement and execution services.