Paul is an advocate duly licensed to practice in all courts of record in Uganda. He was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court in 1998 and is a member of the Uganda Law Society (ULS) and the East Africa Law Society (EALS). He is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) among other professional bodies.
Paul has more than 16 years post qualification experience in various areas of commercial law and is a recognized expert in intellectual property law in Uganda and within the ARIPO region where he represents both local and international blue chip corporations. He has acted as counsel for private and public clients such as Comesa, WIPO, the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Industry as well as the Uganda National Council for Science & Technology (UNCST).
His key areas of expertise are Prosecution of Trademark, Patent and Copyright applications, transactional advice relating to assignment and licensing, as well as enforcement of IP rights. Other areas include advising on Uganda’s trade and investment regime, Franchising and Advertising, Incorporation and dissolution of companies, real estate and related transactions, energy and natural resources law.
Academic Qualifications, Professional Admissions, Professional Memberships & Positions :
- LLM in International Economic Law, University of Warwick, UK.
- Chair National Intellectual Property Advisory Committee
- Uganda National Council for Science & Technology – Council Member,
- Uganda Technology & Management University (UTAMU) – Council Member.
Dr Tony K Kakooza
Dr. Anthony Conrad K. Kakooza is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Uganda Christian University, Mukono. Dr. Kakooza holds a Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D) degree in Intellectual Property and Cyber Law from the University Of Illinois College Of Law in Urbana-Champaign (U.S.A) (Class of 2014). He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in International Economic Law, specializing in International Intellectual Property Law, from the University of Warwick in Coventry, U.K (Class of 2004) as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from Makerere University – Uganda (Class of 2000).
He is an enrolled Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all Courts subordinate thereto. Dr. Kakooza has been lecturing Intellectual Property and Cyber law at the Uganda Christian University as well as Nkumba University since 2006. He has also published widely in his areas of expertise and regularly writes a blog as well. His works can be accessed on any of these links: www.illinois.academia.edu/Anthonykakooza , http://ssrn.com/author=1067011 , www.afro-ip.blogspot.com .
Intellectual property law and policy,
Cyber law, Electronic commerce
Contracts and Company Law
Dinnah is a graduate of Uganda Christian University Law School and the Law Development Center(LDC). She is a legal Associate with the firm and her areas of practice cover Intellectual property, Business law, Land, Contract, Employment law and Family Law.
She is also a member of the Federation of Uganda Female lawyers (FIDA).