No Experience Officer – Search & Examination Job Opportunities – Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB)

Job Title:        Officer – Search &
Organisation: Uganda
Registration Services Bureau (URSB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Senior
Patent Officer
About US:
The Uganda
Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is established as a Statutory Body under
the Uganda Registration Services Bureau Act Cap. 210, Laws of Uganda 2000
Edition. The Bureau is a key player in commercial and civil registrations that
facilitate private sector development and vital statistics for national planning.
Job Summary:  The Officer – Search & Examination will
examine patent, trademark and design applications to ascertain whether they
meet the technical and legal requirements of relevant laws so that effective
property rights can be granted and maintained in inventions, trademarks and
industrial designs
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receives applications for patents, utility models’ applications and
    industrial designs and assign application numbers.
  • Captures data of patent applications in the Industrial Property
    Automated System(IPAS)
  • Issue valid patents/UM
  • Classify applications and take all office actions for effective
    prosecution of patent/UM applications
  • Register licenses and contract license
  • Provide advice and make representations before the Minister
    regarding compulsory licenses and government use of inventi
  • Conducts formality and substantive examination of patents, utility
    model applications and Industrial design applications.
  • Prepares correspondences and reports during and after substantive
    examination, and issuing of certificate of grant, annuities and patent
    utility model.
  • Handling and managing regional and international patent applications
  • Conducts technical searches and substantive examination of
    industrial design applications, prepares search reports and provides
    feedback to clients on search requests.
  • Provides technical and legal advice to general public on the general
    aspects of Intellectual property, application, protection, and copyright
    for software applications, patent drafting and registration processes.
  • Computes annuities due on granted patents for clients.
  • Collect non-tax revenue
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Officer –
    Search and Examination

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Registration Services Bureau
    (URSB) Officer – Search & Examination job placement must hold an
    Honors’ degree in law, Engineering or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation relating to registration duties.
  • Good interpersonal, analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to liaise and network with other Government Departments.
  • Ability to work in a team
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their applications by
filling this application, download
, and sending it via E-mail to with the E-mail
subject indicated as the position being applied for (check top of this advert).
NB:  Applicants will receive a response to confirm delivery of their email.
Please DO NOT attach copies of your academic documents at this point.
Deadline: 14th September 2018
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