File Name: copyright and neighbouring rights act uganda .zip
In copyright law , related rights or neighbouring rights are the rights of a creative work not connected with the work's actual author. It is used in opposition to the term " authors' rights ". Neighbouring rights is a more literal translation of the original French droits voisins. Related rights vary much more widely in scope between different countries than authors' rights. The rights of performers, phonogram producers and broadcasting organisations are certainly covered, and are internationally protected by the Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations  signed in Within the European Union , the rights of film producers as opposed to directors and database creators are also protected by related rights, and the term is sometimes extended to include the sui generis rights in semiconductor topologies and other industrial design rights. A practical definition is that related rights are copyright-type rights that are not covered by the Berne Convention.
The Act spells out how one obtains a copyright or neighbouring right; what qualifies to be protect under the Act; provides for how protected works may be exploited by third parties; duration of rights protected under the Act; and creates offences for infringement of copyright and neighbouring rights. It also provides for civil sanctions and remedies for breaching copyright and neighbouring rights by individuals and body of persons. Click on the links below to download the Act and the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Regulations Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act Copyright Regulations
Application of the Act PART II—COPYRIGHT PROTECTION AND RIGHTS4. Author entitled to copyright protection 5. Work eligible for copyright 6.
Access to knowledge in Africa The role of copyright. Access to knowledge in Africa: The role of copyright. The authors and the publisher have made every effort to obtain permission for and to acknowledge the use of copyright material. Should any infringement of copyright have occurred, please contact the publisher, and every effort will be made to rectify omissions or errors in the event of a reprint or new edition. This book has been independently peer-reviewed by academics who are experts in the field.
This book is not a substitute for the Copyright Act and Rules. It is intended to serve as an information booklet for enforcement agencies as well as the general public. Government officers and general public are requested to refer to the Copyright Act, as amended from time to time and the Copyright Rules, as amended from time to time before taking any action with reference to copyright registration and infringement. There is an acute lack of awareness on various issues relating to copyright and related rights amongst stakeholders, enforcement agencies, professional users like the scientific and academic communities and members of the public. The questions put forth by the representatives of these sections of society vary from those relating to the very fundamentals of intellectual property rights to those which relate to practical applications. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has for some time been contemplating a publication to answer such queries. The language used is jargon free and user friendly.
ICLG - Trade Mark Laws and Regulations - Uganda covers common issues in trade mark laws and regulations — including legislation, application, refusal, opposition and registration — in 48 jurisdictions. Any sign, word, symbol, design, slogan, logo, colour, label, name, signature, letter, numeral or combination of these that is capable of being represented graphically and capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of another can be registered as a trade mark. A trade mark has to be distinctive in order to be adequately represented and take the form of a word, design, device or label, or a combination of either one. Goods and services are described in accordance with the 9 th Edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services. Yes, exotic and unusual trade marks can be filed in Uganda if they are capable of being represented graphically and capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of another undertaking. Yes, a Power of Attorney is needed if anyone other than the owner of the specific mark is registering the trade mark. In order to claim priority over the mark, one should include the claim for priority in the application for registration of the mark and attach a copy of the said certificate from the country where it was registered.
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