Core Expertise

Patents

Innovations, free movement of goods and services and the ever-rising participation of the East African Community Partner states in global trade, has created the need for innovators and businesses that are driven by technological advancement to protect their innovations.

The KTA IP team is available to help in advising the client on the murky waters of patent protection. We do patent drafting, national and international filings, renewals, portfolio management, infringement analysis, opposition and litigation, licensing and commercialization of the innovation.

The Firm has filed a number of applications in Uganda for foreign patents including PCT applications and has also advised local innovators on their innovation notably “The Jaguza app” that detects an animal`s attitude and is able to assist animal health workers and farmers engaged in animal husbandry to detect diseases without interaction with the animal from the comfort of the smartphone.

The KTA team has also advised on the protection and registration of the “Janzi”, a music instrument with two scales that was invented by a client, an improvement of the local “Adungu” musical instrument.

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