Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Trademarks
Patents
Designs
Copyrights and Other Services

Ethiopia

Downloads

Ethiopia Deed of Assignment for Trademarks
DOA
Ethiopia Power of Attorney for Trademarks
POA

Laws

Ethiopia Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
8th edition — multiclass application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
60 days from publication of cautionary notice
EXTENSION OF TIME
Possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
7 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 3 consecutive years preceding date of filing for cancellation

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certified copy of home or any foreign registration certificate of the mark with English translation, notarized
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• All documents must be submitted at the time of filing
• Priority claim is not possible
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
What you need to know
• Grace period of 9 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address with English translation, notarized, or certified copy of corresponding home or foreign registration reflecting the change of name/address with English translation, notarized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment with English translation, notarized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger with English translation, notarized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement with English translation, notarized
• Simple copy of the registration certificate
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
• Separate POAs are required from the licensee and licensor