Mathias Victor Ssekatawa

Litigation and Intellectual Property
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Mathias has a wealth of experience in intellectual property, litigation, conveyancing and criminal law. He specializes in trademark filings, renewals, assignments, anti-counterfeiting and intellectual property litigation matters.

Mathias holds an LL.M from the University of London and an LL.B (Hons) from Makerere University in Uganda. He is a prominent member of a number of professional bodies, including The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London and The International Trademarks Association (INTA), where he has recently been appointed onto the Anti Counterfeiting sub-committee.

Mathias is a member of the Intellectual Property Registry User’s committee, set up to improve service delivery in the Registry of Intellectual Property, and also chaired the Uganda Law Society committee set up to advise on the revision of the Trademarks Law in Uganda, leading to the New Trademarks Act of 2010.

Mathias has been appointed a board member of Uganda’s National Examinations Board (UNEB) and is an external Examiner at the Law Development Centre in Uganda. He is a practicing Advocate of the High Court of Uganda a member of the Uganda Law Society and the East African Law Society.

Professional Memberships and Qualifications

  • Member, Uganda Law Society
  • Member, East Africa Law Society
  • Advocate, High Court of Uganda
  • LL.M (Corporate and Commercial Law), University of London, England
  • LL.B (Hons.), Makerere University, Uganda

Career Summary

  • Partner, MMAKS Advocates
  • Partner, Mugerwa & Masembe Advocates
  • Associate, Mugerwa & Masembe Advocates

Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate, Property and Construction

Top Matters

  • Representing BEIERSDORF AG in a passing off action regarding their "NIVEA" brand.
  • Acting for WEETABIX in a passing off action regarding their "WEETABIX" Brand.
  • Acting for COLGATE PALMOLIVE in an action wherein we successfully fought an infringer of their brand "COLGATE".
  • Acting for DIAGEO in a passing off action regarding their "JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL" brand.