Region: Ethiopia

Counterfeit hotspots in Ethiopia that brand owners should be aware of

In the 20th instalment in our series on marketplaces around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Ethiopia.

17 October 2019

Trademark licensing in Africa: an A-Z whistle-stop tour

With Africa proving to be a particularly lucrative region for brands seeking licensing opportunities, we examine what rights holders need to know about trademark licences from a swathe of nations across the continent.

01 October 2019

Ethiopia introduces online trademark filing system

The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office has officially adopted an online trademark filing system. It is expected that the new system will change the culture of doing business and obtaining trademark registrations in the country.

17 April 2019

Lego prevails, Jaguar Land Rover wins big in China, and IPOS extends mediation scheme: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a major new anti-counterfeiting player entering the market, the Hollywood Walk of Fame taking issue with Dubai Stars, results of a study on the health benefits of plain packaging, and much more.

26 March 2019

Vietnam to bolster GIs, US shutdown threatens IP, and Ethiopia launches online filing system: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a Japanese delegation visiting the French IPO, the Austrian Patent Office introducing animated marks, Rihanna taking her father to court, and much more.

18 January 2019

Study finds registered trademark protection has “substantial effect on export prices”

New research highlights the tangible effect that registered trademark protection has on prices – and discovers that such protection can “significantly and considerably increase the levels and growth rate of export prices”.

10 January 2019

Imminent deadline for re-registration and other requirements

Following publication of the Trademark Registration and Protection Council of Ministers Regulation 273/2012 to implement the Trademark Registration and Protection Proclamation 515/2006, it is necessary to re-register all trademarks filed prior to July 7 2006. However, there is conflicting information circulating in the industry regarding the applicable deadlines. This update seeks to clarify the situation.

23 May 2014

New Trademark Law - further update

In December last year Ethiopia introduced the Trademark Registration and Protection Council of Ministers Regulation 273/2012 to implement the Ethiopian Trademark Registration and Protection Proclamation 515/2006. The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office has now issued directives to clarify a number of transitional issues of critical importance.

11 March 2013

New trademark law - an update

The implementing regulation needed to give effect to the 2006 Trademark Registration and Protection Proclamation in Ethiopia was published at the end of last year, bringing into force a new trademark regime for the registration and enforcement of trademark rights. There are many unknown factors which require clarification by the director-general of the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office; this update summarises the current situation.

12 February 2013

New trademark law comes into effect

The long-awaited implementing regulations needed to give effect to the 2006 Trademark Registration and Protection Proclamation have been published. The publication of the regulations brings into force a new, orthodox, trademark regime for the registration and enforcement of trademark rights.

30 January 2013

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