Uganda seeks Patents for ‘Pearl of Africa’

President Museveni has directed the Ministry of Tourism to patent ‘Pearl of Africa’ both locally and internationally as the country’s catch phrase in efforts to boost tourism. President Museveni, according to a State House statement, said the move would prevent other countries from using it. “I have learnt that another country is trying to patent itself as the Pearl of Africa. There have been complementary messages on the brand name for Uganda. Sometimes Uganda has been referred to as ‘Gifted by Nature’ and more recently people have referred to it as Irresistible Uganda. It is therefore necessary to have a clear defining brand that will eternally be marketed,” Xinhua News Continue Reading →