Can a foreign trade mark really trump a local one in Uganda?
A High Court trade mark judgment suggests that a foreign trade mark registration entitles the owner to registration of that trade mark in Uganda, despite conflicting Ugandan registrations. The decision shines a spotlight on the Paris Convention, some unusual provisions of the Ugandan Trademarks Act, and the East African Community, as Chris Walters explains
The judgment in the case of Nairobi Java House Ltd v Mandela Auto Spares Ltd was handed down by Judge Izama on February 9 2016. A trade mark opposition, the question was whether an application to register the trade mark...
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