I welcome you to the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) website. We are dedicated to improving our clients experience and as you interact with our website, you will find useful information on:

  • How to register business names, companies and legal documents;
  • How to register intellectual property rights such as trademarks, patents, copyright and neighboring rights, utility models, geographical indications and industrial designs;
  • How to register the different types of marriages conducted in Uganda, obtain licenses for places of worship to conduct marriages, and solemnization of civil marriages;
  • Procedures of handling insolvency and receivership matters; and
  • How to register a security interest in movable property using the Security Interest in Movable Property Registry System which can be accessed on https://simpo.ursb.go.ug

As at June 30, 2021, the Bureau’s registers stood at 392,279 business names, 334,799 companies, 61,381 trademarks, 335 patents, 369 industrial designs, 268 copyrights, 85 utility models and 77 Insolvency Practitioners. The marriage register had 68,604 registered marriages. These registrations not only generated non-tax revenue for the Government, but are a source of proprietary rights and income for people employed in the private sector.

URSB also has an in-house team of Public Prosecutors who handle the criminal court cases which have been investigated by the Uganda Police In-house Enforcement Officers. As at June 30, 2021, the team secured 35 convictions, of the 66 cases which were referred to Court. The offenses arise out of the laws administered by Uganda Registration Services Bureau. There is no evidence of repeated offenders for convicted persons, which is a demonstration that the existing interventions have been effective.

In line with Government of Uganda’s development agenda on technology being an enabler of efficient service delivery, URSB is implementing an All Digital All Online Strategy. About 80% of URSB services are now provided electronically through the website and email platform. Plans are underway to have all services provided online to shorten the registration process and improve the doing business environment.’

In the remaining years of implementing the National Development Plan III and the Institutional Strategic Plan III, we hope to increase formalization, review some of the laws that need reform, fully implement the National Intellectual Policy, establish more Technology Innovation Support Centres, improve on public education initiatives through regular engagement of stakeholders, and engage financial institutions to extend affordable credit to Micro Small Medium Enterprises utilizing movable assets.

I wish you a pleasant browsing experience as you explore our website.

For God and My Country

Mercy K.Kainobwisho