Mr. Edwin Tabaro
Partner @ KTA Advocates
Admitted to the bar in 2008 as an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda, Edwin has a right of audience in the superior courts of the partner states of the East African Community. Edwin focuses on regional intellectual property in the East African Community, banking and project finance specifically on cross-border lending and transactions in the East African Community. Edwin has also built expertise in the area of East Africa Community law assisting clients to navigate the web of various laws and regulation in the community. He has litigated ground-breaking Intellectual Property cases in the commercial court of Uganda particularly led KTA team in the first case of its kind on image rights in Uganda, enforcement of trade secrets and confidential information. He also focuses on Trademark and Patent prosecution in the region in association with lawyers in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Edwin has handled complex disputes arising from banking transactions for a number of financial institutions that the firm represents. He also focuses on deal structuring and raising finance for projects and has particularly advised Pearl Meat Industries, a consortium of Italian Cogemeat ltd, UAE Fund Salah Khamas Capital together with local partners on the set up of a beef export firm. Edwin is a director in the same firm.
Breakout Session One Closing the Digital Divide: Expectation Vs Reality
This panel shall discuss the various ways in which intellectual property can be commodified in Uganda. The panel shall also discuss aspects that underpin successful commodification of IP such as quality control and conducive bilateral multilateral trade conditions