Intellectual Property & Brand Protection

KMA’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice provides comprehensive solutions to the intellectual property business challenges faced by companies at all stages of growth.

Our clientele ranges from individual investors to large companies and we are involved in every aspect of their business from the acquisition, exploitation or protection of intellectual property.  KMA Advocates is a member of the International Trade Mark Association.

We offer full-service IP coverage in virtually every technology and product category, such as, consumer goods, electronics, medical devices and manufacturing, in media and publishing, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, genetics, chemical engineering, semiconductor processing and nanotechnology.
Our intellectual property and brand protection team crosses borders in Africa and internationally to register and protect clients’ trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, and domain names and even plant breeders’ rights. The team is skilled in assessing the size, content and value of clients’ IP portfolios, following up with strategic development guidelines and portfolio management.
Also, to keep up with current technological advancements, clients enjoy free and direct internet access to the IP portfolios managed on their behalf.

The team also carries out market surveillance and acts as IP agents for clients’ brands. Where clients’ IP rights or brands are threatened, the team conducts litigation, in the form of interdicts, injunctions or claims for damages. Team members are also experienced in conducting domain name dispute proceedings. The team expertly negotiates and prepares agreements on the IP aspects of commercial transactions, such as those involving licensees and franchisees.

Herbert K. Mugerwa
Managing Partner