Significant developments have been taking place in Ethiopia following the issuance of the regulations implementing the Ethiopian Trademark Law of 2006. After introducing a re-registration time table for marks filed in the country before July 7, 2006, the Trademark Office is now requesting from all owners of marks filed after July 7, 2006 which have already matured into registration (with registration numbers starting from 5901) to ask for new registration certificates with a protection period of seven years instead of six. Requests for new certificates are to be submitted at the Trademark Office once the re-registration process is finalized, that is after June 24, 2014.

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