Thursday, 30 October 2008

Ugandan parliament passes Trade secrets Bill

On the 28 October, 2008, the Parliament of Uganda passed the Trade Secrets Bill into law.

The passage of this bill comes against the backdrop of reluctance on the part of investors to increase investments, particularly those that may require protection of sensitive business and technical information without a law that protects them.

The trade secrets Bill is one of a series of Intellectual property laws expected to be passed before the end of the first quarter of 2009. Others include the industrial property bill and the geographical indications bill.

More details on the key features of the law will be posted in due course as soon as it becomes available.

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