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Election Violence: Uganda should learn from the Kenyan experience of 2007

Political violence also known as Electoral violence has unfortunately already played and is anticipated to play a major role in determining the feel and outcome of the upcoming 2021 general elections. Whereas competitive elections are by their very nature conflictual processes intended to mobilize divergent views and stimulate political competition between political actors in any …

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Blame fake COVID-19 results on Counterfeit Culture

While responding to the reading of Uganda’s 2020/2021 national budget on the 11/6/2020, President Museveni revealed that some of the 697 people tested recently, had been erroneously classified as having tested positive for COVID19 whereas they were negative. I don’t know why the President was surprised by this phenomenon of false positives (read fake positive …

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What does the Law say?

THE COPYRIGHT AND NEIGBORING RIGHTS ACT THE UGANDA REGISTRATION SERVICES BUREAU ACT THE TRADEMARKS ACT THE TRADE SECRETS PROTECTION ACT THE PENAL CODE ACT THE NATURAL ENVIROMENT ACT THE JUDICATURE ACT THE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY ACT THE GOVERNMENT PROCEEDING ACT THE CIVIL PROCEDURE ACTTHE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE ACT THE ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION ACT

The “Global Counterfeiting Outlook, 2018” report:

Dublin, June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) ResearchAndMarkets.com The growth in the internet has provided many new avenues to illicit counterfeiters. The Global Counterfeiting Outlook, 2018 elaborates that web-based counterfeiters are using new advanced technologies to create an ambiance of luxury and an image of authenticity through very little financial investment. As per the report in …

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The blind spot in the Intellectual Property debate of poor nations

Out of the 2,888,800 patent applications that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reported in 2015, about 40% were coming from Chinese innovators alone. (http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2016/article_0017.html) With those patent figures in mind, I tentatively listened to the official speeches during Uganda’s celebration of Intellectual Property Day that same year. I had been in the preparatory meetings …

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Anti Counterfeit Network Expo

The purpose of this event was; To bring to the forefront the implications of counterfeit practice to legislatures  To enable the sharing of best practice through the engagement of some of the stakeholders that are affecting and/or being affected by counterfeiting and parallel importation.  To strongly Stigmatize counterfeits and counterfeiters.  To promote the need for …

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Ministry of energy/ACN to co-operate

A meeting was held today at the Ministry of Energy Boardroom A207 between Anti-Counterfeit Network Africa (ACN) and Ministry of Energy Officials led by the Commissioner Petroleum Supply, Rev. Frank Tukwasibwe. Other Ministry Officials who attended were the Principal Petroleum Officer (licensing) Mr. Disan Kiguli, Principal Officer (monitoring and inspection) Mr. Edward Nuwamanya, the Acting …

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