Sunday G. Ndamugoba | Partner

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Mr. Ndamugoba specializes in Trademark and Patent registration in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. He is one of the very few Trademarks attorneys in Tanzania. His practice focuses on all phases of patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, litigation, and related matters. He has represented clients in litigation involving trademarks patent infringement, patent invalidity, and copyright infringement.

Having been schooled in the United Kingdom with an LLM in International Business and Commercial law (Liverpool JMU University) , Sunday is well vested with the complex issues relating to International Fillings, IP and TMT matters. He also has Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Tumaini Iringa University, (Tanzania), a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Law School of Tanzania, a Certificate in Protocol &Public Relation, Centre for Foreign Relations, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania and a certificate Conduct and Practice of Arbitration, Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators, Tanzania.

One of the Notable works in the IP rights enforcement is him managing a settlement for a Musician from Tanzania on copyright infringement by a well-known US Production House.

He has received various awards including the Leading Trademarks Lawyer in Tanzania in 2018 by Acquisition International and Corporate International. He is also the commended Attorney in Tanzania by the Global Law Experts.

He has attended various courses on IP and other matters throughout his career to mention but a few:

  • Business Licensing and Registration, UDSM, Tanzania, 2004
  • LCIA African Users’ Council Symposium, Kampala, Uganda, 13-14 June 2014
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), 12 June 2014
  • Regulation and Protection of Brands Trademarks, Tanganyika Law Society, Dar es salaam, 15 March 2017
  • International Trademarks INTA 138th AGM in Orlando Florida, 2016
  • Entertainment Industry Breakout: Brands and Changing Face of Entertainment Content, INTA 138th AGM, May 21-25,2016 Orlando Florida
  • ARIPO seminar for Intellectual Property, New Africa Hotel, Tanzania, 2017
  • International Trademarks Association 139th AGM in Barcelona Spain,May 20-24,2017,
  • Trademark Litigation in Emerging Markets, Barcelona Spain, May 20-24,2017,
  • Online Registration System for Incorporation of Companies, Tanganyika Law Society, Dar es Salaam, 14 July 2018
  • Business and Human Rights for Commercial Lawyers in Tanzania, Tanganyika Law Society, Dar es Salaam, 15 November 2018
  • Anti-money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financial, Tanganyika Law Society, Arusha, Tanzania, 14 September 2018
  • FIDIC Contracts “Delays and Disruptions in Construction”, Arusha, Tanzania May 29th to 31st, 2019.

Mr. Ndamugoba is an Advocate of The High Court of Tanzania and Courts Subordinate thereto and a member of Chattered Institute of Trademarks Attorneys (UK), The International Trademarks Association, Young International Arbitrators, Tanganyika Law Society, East African Law Society, the International Bar Association and an Associate Arbitrator with the Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators.

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