Ms Mercy Kainobwisho second left accompanied by Uganda Law Society President Pheona Nabasa Wall and other URSB staff during the launch.

 

Uganda Registration Services Bureau has launched a quarterly online journal for publication of its services.

URSB has been publishing its gazette with Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation but since October when the URSB Act was amended by parliament to give it powers so that the agency could run a journal that would help the registration agency in  gazetting and patenting intellectual properties.

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URSB Registrar General Mercy Kainobwisho revealed that the publication was going top help easy work but also reduces the cost of publication in the national gazette.

Kainobwisho used the same occasion to host a breakfast meeting with media editors and journalists to enhance their outstanding partnership and stress the critical role the media has played in supporting URSB services.

The meeting was setup to introduce the core team of Top Management, launch the URSB Journal that will publicise Intellectual Property applications.

The Registrar General also used the opportunity to present her achievements since ascension to office in December 2020 and establish her first step towards establishing professional and mutually beneficial relations with the media

Although the Registrar General meets the media more formally at the traditional press conferences during URSB activities, this meeting gave her the opportunity to discuss a number of important topics in a more informal setting.

The focus of attention was the Registrar General’s presentation on her 100-days-in-office achievements, but other subjects covered included: the launch of the URSB Journal that will enable clients save costs to publicize their Trademarks applications, reflections on how to increase formalization for national growth URSB’s role at improving Uganda’s ease of doing business competitiveness, the Registrar General’s vision of expanding the coverage of services, the possibility of bringing onboard more stakeholders for joint engagements and enhancing support for Government’s strategic Vision 2040

This was the first meeting in a sequence of breakfast sessions that URSB is planning in the future to ensure that the media’s role in supporting the public education function is well outlined.

Kaniobwisho highlighted  revealed that URSB was to fully implement the all Digital All Online strategy by end of 2021, establish additional offices to cater for all Ugandans registration needs, fully implement the National Intellectual Property Policy, strengthen existing partnerships while seeking new partnerships to drive our agenda as URSB, implement a capacity building program to ensure staff receive trainings regularly and fast track legal reforms for the pending Acts due for amendment.

Kainobwisho replaced Bemanya Twebaze who is serving as Director General African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation.