The State of Intellectual Property Management in Uganda

This policy brief analyses the state of Intellectual Property (IP) administration and management in Uganda. Significant progress has been made with respect to IP legal reforms and setting up the national intellectual property office at Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB). However, challenges such as low awareness about IP among public and limited technical capacity of lawyers, judges, customs officers and the police to handle IP issues still exist. Additionally, weak implementation of local and global commitments on IP tends to diminish the sense of accountability on IP issues. We believe these challenges could be addressed with by strengthening synergies between key IP management institutions in the country.

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