Judith Kagere Babirye
Associate, KTA Advocates
Judith Kagere Babirye is an Associate at KTA Advocates in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Practice Group. She is a lawyer with a law degree from Makerere, University Kampala and holds a LL.M from The University of Dundee, United Kingdom, majoring in E- Commerce, Intellectual Property and Project Financing, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre. Kampala.
She is also an alumna of the WIPO Academy having trained in General Intellectual Property, the intersections between public health; IP and trade; promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation, Arbitration and mediation under WIPO, software licensing and open source code and IP in traditional knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions. Some of the transactions she has handled include; protection of the Ankole Cow as a geographical indication for the Ankole people in Uganda locally through Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and internationally at WIPO through the Lisbon System.
She has also advised on the commercial framework for a leading e commerce platform in Uganda and one of Africa’s largest hypermarkets, advisory on the review and amendment of a PCT Application for a prospective pharmaceutical patent in Uganda, IP Advisory to a nongovernmental organization as regards 3D printing of prosthetics for under privileged children. In e commerce legal practice, she has provided advisory on data protection, 3rd party logistics for e commerce companies, commercial frameworks for drop off stations given the e commerce framework in Uganda, micro finance lending for vendors on e- commerce apps, 2 factor authentication, transport and air freight agreements, store credit, returns and licence compliances.
She has advised an insurance company on intellectual property infringement for software worth $2M. She also provides advisory to the firm’s dispute resolution team on actions for passing off and trademark infringement, unjust enrichment, initial concept confusion and deception.
Also, she has provided advisory on establishment of a smart city which involves realisation of the need to deploy IoT infrastructure to implement sustainable development for a cohesive smart city. She has advised on trademark registrations for e commerce companies & ARIPO applications under the Banjul Protocol, provided IP advisory for a health research institute towards a project proposed opensource software and maintaining integrity of data.