ACTS
SUPPLEMENT No. 2

28th February, 2014.
ACTS SUPPLEMENT

to The Uganda Gazette No. 12 Volume CVII dated 28th February, 2014.
Printed by UPPC, Entebbe, by Order of the Government.

Act 3

Industrial Property Act

2014

THE INDUSTRIAL
PROPERTY ACT, 2014.
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section.
1. Commencement.
2. Interpretation.

PART I—PRELIMINARY.

PART II—ADMINISTRATION.
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Registrar.
Functions of registrar.
Register of the industrial property.
Protection from personal liability.
Liability of registrar for damages.
PART III—PATENTS: PATENTABILITY.

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Meaning of “invention”.
Patentable invention.
Novelty.
Inventive step.
Industrial application.
Non-patentable inventions.
Information prejudicial to defence of Uganda or safety of the public.
Restrictions on applications abroad by residents of Uganda.
Patents relating to micro-biological processes or products.

PART IV—RIGHT TO INVENTIONS AND NAMING OF INVENTOR.
17. Right to a patent.
18. Unauthorised application based on an invention of another person.
19. Inventions made in execution of commission or by employee.
20. Naming of inventor.

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