Trademark

Uganda

REGISTRATION

Conventional
Word Mark Yes
Device Mark Yes
Series Mark Yes
Collective Mark Yes
Certification Mark Yes
Non Conventional
3 D Mark No
Sound Mark Yes
Scent Mark Yes
Slogan Mark Yes
Motion Mark No
Colour Mark Yes
Shape Mark No
Taste Mark No
Texture Mark No
Position Mark No
Well Known Trademark
Yes
Nice Classification
Yes, 11th Edition
Old British Classification
No
National Classification
No
Type of Class
Single Class
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
1 - 3 Days
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
1 - 7 Days
Deadline to File the Reply
1 month
Permissible Extension
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
Discretion of Registrar
Prior to Registration
Yes
Post Registration
No
Prior to Registration
10 months
Post Registration
N/A
Initial Term
7 years
Effective Date From
Date of Registration
Power of Attorney
Signed
Incorporation Certificate
Certified
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
Certified
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Certified
Priority Document (with required translation)
Copy
Declaration of Ownership
Notarized
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
Notarized
Power of Attorney
Must be filed with application
Incorporation Certificate
2 months
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
2 months
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
2 months
Priority Document (with required translation)
Must be filed with application
Declaration of Ownership
2 months
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
2 months
Power of Attorney
Registrar's discretion
Incorporation Certificate
Registrar's discretion
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
Registrar's discretion
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Registrar's discretion
Priority Document (with required translation)
Registrar's discretion
Declaration of Ownership
Registrar's discretion
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
Registrar's discretion
Use Period
5 years
Effective Date for Use Period
Date of Registration

OPPOSITION AND COUNTER REPLY

Opposition Period
2 months
Counter Opposition Period
42 days
Acceptable Grounds of Opposition
Prior Registration with National Trademark Office Yes
Prior International / Global Registration Yes
Prior Use in the Application Country Yes
Bad Faith Yes
Well - Known Yes
Others (specify) Yes, Identical/Similar marks in similar class(es)
Expected Time for Issuance of Decision
6- 12 months

RENEWALS

Intial Term
10 years
Subsequent Renewal Term
10 years
Grace Period
Yes, 1 month
Restoration
Yes
Change of Agent/Service Address required
Yes
Expected Time for Issuance of Renewal Certificate
1- 2 weeks
Power of Attorney
Signed
Registration Certification
Copy
Last Renewal Certificate
Copy
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Certified

RECORDALS

Change of Agent
Change of Agent/Service Address required Yes
Confirm if recordals are permissible for pending applications. No
Approximate time frame for issuance of recordal certificates. 1 week