Innovations, free movement of goods and services and the ever-rising participation of the East African Community Partner states in global trade, has created the need for innovators and businesses that are driven by technological advancement to protect their innovations.
The Amani IP team is available to help in advising the client on the murky waters of patent protection. We do patent drafting, national and international filings, renewals, portfolio management, infringement analysis, opposition and litigation, licensing and commercialization of the innovation.
The Firm has filed a number of applications in Uganda for foreign patents including PCT applications and has also advised local innovators on their innovation notably “The Jaguza app” that detects an animal`s attitude and is able to assist animal health workers and farmers engaged in animal husbandry to detect diseases without interaction with the animal from the comfort of the smartphone
We regularly advise household-name brands, providing strategic trade mark advice, enabling them to generate, preserve, exploit and expand value in their brands.
Our breadth of experience in protecting copyright extends to advising clients on commercial copyright issues includes matters relating to title, subsistence, infringement and licensing.
Counterfeit or “fake” goods, as most consumers perceive them, create an enormous liability to both manufacturers and retailers. In today’s global economy, the more popular the brand, the more likely for it to become the target of counterfeiters and experience a loss in both reputation and revenue.
The Amani IP, with network and offices across East Africa, can efficiently handle multi-jurisdictional branding issues as a single group and help you identify and eliminate key counterfeit offenders.
Disruptive technologies are bringing radical change to the world of financial services. Our lawyers’ strength across technology and IP and experience in FinTech means we can bring value to the fastest-moving businesses. We work with & train clients including banks, payment solutions providers, developers of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, and a growing number of insurance tech players.
Our team has experience in advising on data protection & privacy and cybersecurity breaches, enabling us to provide strategically valuable advice to our data-driven clients in the FinTech space. We are also actively involved in pushing for legislation and bringing industry players together to discuss Fintech.
Our expertise ranges from trainings to banks on digital banking and harnessing the power of blockchain to hosting and organizing the now annual law, innovation & technology colloquium.