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Intellectual Property Law and Practice in the World Today

The Intellectual Property Rights Initiative (IPRI-Africa) was founded in Uganda, East Africa as the first training institution in Africa to realize the demand and quest for knowledge and skills in intellectual property (IP) training, teaching and research. IPRI-Africa has a Pan African focus working on granting participants a solid foundation in intellectual property law and practice in Africa and beyond.

Seminar Date: 6th - 10th August, 2012
Venue: Kampala Serena Hotel

The seminar provides the theoretical and practical training on IP to promote the advancement and globalization of IP systems in Africa and beyond.

Topics to be addressed:

  • What copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents are;
  • Other types of IP rights like utility models, research, scientific, IT innovations and geographical indications our laws should specifically provide for and how to do that;
  • How to get, protect and defend these rights nationally, regionally and internationally;
  • Legislative drafting skills for parliamentarians, drafters of bills and policy makers;
  • Negotiating, drafting and management of IP contract skills for every lawyer;
  • What happens when IP is distributed via various means and the doctrine of fair use;
  • How to attain international harmonization of IP laws;
  • What copying is allowed and what is restricted, what to do about violations, international legal models and more specific sets of laws for Africa, USA, UK, and Asia;
  • How to raise awareness in the local population in the realization of IP rights;
  • IP litigation, prosecution, licensing, research and development.


  • Professor Isaac Michael Rutenberg, an IP professional from California, USA
  • Professor Aman Gebru from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Dr. Ronald Kakungulu and many more guest speakers.

Mr. Nchume S. Musheshe
CLE Director, IPRI-Africa
Intellectual Property Rights Initiative
P. O. Box 27107
Kampala, Uganda.
Phone: +256 414 692617

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