Trade Marks

International Arrangements:

Although Uganda is a member of the Paris Union, there is no provision in the legislation relating to
international arrangements, and so, technically, it should not be possible to claim Convention priority.
However, the Registry is, in practice, accepting priority claims.

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, CERTIFICATION MARKS, DEFENSIVE MARKS and SERIES MARKS.


The International Classification of goods applies.
A separate application is required for each class of goods.

Documents required:

A. New Applications

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • 10 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if applicable) with verified English translation.

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified English translation.

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation.

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Powers of Attorney, simply signed, from proprietor and licensee.
  • Declaration and Statement of Case, with verified English translation.
  • Licence Agreement, with verified English translation. 

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