UGANDA: Trademark Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✘  Madrid System

Trademark protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.

Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Scanned copy of simply signed Power of Attorney
(no notarisation or legalization required)

Priority Documents
(if applicable) Copy of home application, certified by the relevant Trademarks Office as a true copy thereof.

Details of the Applicant
Full names.
Physical address.
Nationality / country of incorporation.

Details of the Trade Mark(s)
Word mark or logo.
If the trade mark is a logo, please send electronically.
Details of colours claimed, if applicable.

List of goods and/or services
(please note that publication fees are charged on length of the specification of goods/services)

Details of priority Application, if applicable:
Filing Date.
Nationality / country of incorporation.

Further Information

The International Classification of Goods and Services is followed.
Multi-class applications are not possible: 1 application covers 1 trademark in 1 class

Time Frames
Informal Search: 4 – 5 business days
Formal Search: 4 – 5 business days
From filing up to Registration: 18 – 24 months
Opposition Period: 60 days from publication
Duration: 7 years from filing date and renewable for further periods of 14 years.

The informal search is done in an internal database of published trademarks
Please note that it is compulsory to conduct a formal search directly in the official trade marks register before filing
Applications are examined for formal and substantial requirements and conflict with prior registrations or pending applications
Accepted applications will be published for opposition purposes
If no opposition is filed, the registration certificate will be issued

Uganda Trade Mark Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. trademark agents in Africa: Our services include trademark applications, maintenance and protection in Uganda. The patent and trademark attorneys at our firm are dedicated individuals, skilled in their fields of practice, and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world.