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Ethiopia Power of Attorney for Patents
POA

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Ethiopia Patent Law

what you need to know

EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Patent applications and patents may be searched by title, subject matter and priority data
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, industrial applicability
PUBLICATION
Published in the official gazette upon allowance
OPPOSITION PERIOD
60 days from publication date
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable prior to grant. Grace period of 6 months for late payment with a surcharge
PROTECTION TERM
15 years from the filing date, extendable another 5 years

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Specifications and abstract in English
• 3 sets of formal drawing
• Copy of priority, if priority is claimed, certified
• Deed of assignment, legalized
What you need to know
• Copy of simply signed POA and deed of assignment must be submitted at the time of filing
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address, legalized
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
What you need to know
• Separate POAs are required from the assignee and assignor
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
What you need to know
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Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
What you need to know
• Separate POAs are required from the licensee and licensor