Ethiopia

classification
CLASSIFICATION
8th edition – multiclass application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
7 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 3 years from filing

Filing Requirements

  • Certified copy of home or any foreign registration certificate of the mark with English translation, notarized

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Priority claim is not possible
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Patent applications and patents may be searched by title, subject matter and priority data

examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, industrial applicability
publications
PUBLICATION
Published in the official gazette upon allowance
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication date
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable prior to grant. 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
15 years from the filing date, extendable for another 5 years

Filing Requirements

  • 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
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
5 years from filing date

examination
EXAMINATION
As to form and novelty
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Inadmissible
annuities
RENEWAL
Allowed for two consecutive terms of 5 years each

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized
  • Drawings, paintings, graphics, photographic or similar representations of the design

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization (observer status)

Saba House, Saïd Freiha Street, Hazmieh, Beirut, Lebanon 

P.O. Box 11-9421 

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T. +961 5 45 48 88
F. +961 5 45 48 44
E. ethiopia@sabaip.com
Office Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.