Adams & Adams representatives attended, in an observer capacity, the 37th Session of the ARIPO Administrative Council Meeting held in Kampala, Uganda at the invitation of ARIPO. The meeting was well attended by representatives from all the member states. Uganda, through the Registrar General of the Ugandan Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Mr Twebaze Bemanya, was elected as the new Chair of the Administrative Council until 2015. Items to note for the future from the Conference was ARIPO’s possible accession to the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs and Sao Tome and Principe becoming new observer states.
Whilst in Uganda we also visited our partner offices in Kampala as we continue to establish our presence in East Africa.
Image 1: Nthabi Salani (Adams & Adams) with Wéré Gazaro, Director: Department of Protection of Industrial Property, OAPI. Image 2: Nthabi with Mr Fernando Dos Santos, Director General, ARIPO. Image 3: Ms Leonila Kishebuka, Registrar: Tanganyika and Mr Twebaze Bemanya, Registrar General of the Ugandan Registration Services Bureau (URSB). Image 4: Nthabi with local representatives in Kampala. Image 5: Menzi and Nthabi with local representatives in Kampala.