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    Trademarks Publications

  1. HOW DO I HAVE A TRADEMARK RECOGNISED AND PROTECTED IN ONE OR SEVERAL AFRICAN STATES Daniel Angualia

    Regional protection of trademarks in African states that are member states to the Banjul Protocol on Marks is achieved through registration of a trademark(s) in a member state (s) through ARIPO secretariat offices or directly through the Intellectual Property Office of the member state. The African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) which is an Intergovernmental ... Continue Reading...

  2. ASSESSMENT OF LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION IN TRADEMARK OPPOSITION PROCEEDINGS IN UGANDA Ninsiima Irene

    An opposition to the registration of a trademark grounded on existence of a similar mark will be upheld by the Registrar of Trademarks or the court, where the opponent establishes a likelihood of confusion to an average consumer in the territory where the earlier mark is protected. Likelihood of confusion is the possibility that an ... Continue Reading...

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    Foreign Investment Publications

  1. Processing Investment Licence admin

    According to the Investment Code Act 1991, Section 15 (1 and 2), Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) shall issue to the applicant an investment license which shall; Authorize the holder of a license to make all arrangements necessary for establishing the business enterprise described in the license. The Executive Director shall liaise with Government Ministries and ... Continue Reading...

  2. Investment Licences In Uganda Daniel Angualia

    The Executive Director shall liaise with Government Ministries and departments, local authorities and other bodies as may be necessary in order to assist an investment license holder to comply with any formalities or requirements for obtaining any permission, authorizations, licenses, land and other requirements for implementing the business enterprise.

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    Business Law Publications

  1. Guide to Doing Business in Uganda Daniel Angualia

    The total area of Uganda is about 241 000 square kilometres of which about 44 000 are covered by fresh water bodies. As per the last population census conducted in 2014, the population of Uganda is approximately 37.58 million. English is the official language. Swahili and Luganda are also spoken. The capital city and seat ... Continue Reading...

  2. Advertising and Marketing Law Peter Busiku

    Uganda lacks specific laws to govern the advertising business. In addition to these laws, self-regulatory codes apply in specific industries. The Radio Advertising Clearance Centre (RACC) decides whether individual advertisements meet the Radio Advertising Standards Code. Advertisements in print media are expected to comply with the Professional Code of Ethics for Journalists. Product-specific laws also ... Continue Reading...

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    Company Law Publications

  1. REGISTERING A SINGLE MEMBER COMPANY IN UGANDA: NEW DEVELOPEMNTS IN THE LAW Ninsiima Irene

    Since 2012 when company law in Uganda was reformed and a new legislation, The Companies Act 2012 put in place, several changes were introduced in relation to company formation and management. One of the landmark changes was the introduction of a single member company. Unlike before 2012 where every company had to be constituted of ... Continue Reading...

  2. RUNING BUSINESS AS A SINGLE MEMBER COMPANY IN UGANDA Ninsiima Irene

    A company which is a single member company must be a private company with it liability limited by shares. As such, such a company cannot issue an invitation to the public to subscribe for any shares of the company. The number of the members of the company must be limited to one member, and must ... Continue Reading...

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    Family Law Publications

  1. MARITAL PROPERTY REGIME APPLICABLE TO UGANDAN CUSTOMARY MARRIAGES admin

    The increase in the number of domestic violence cases has partly been attributed to the strangle over property ownership. Considering that most marriages in Uganda are customary, this article is intended to provide an insight on marital property ownership in customary marriages.

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