The new proclamation brings the ethiopian trademark system in line with the registration systems of most other jurisdictions. This proclamation may be cited as the inventions, minor inventions and industrial designs, proclamation, no. Law of intellectual property balew mersha, ghiwot hadush page 1 part one. This proclamation may be cited as the public \ servants pension amendment proclamation no. There is an established legal regime for the protection of intellectual property rights in ethiopia. The ethiopian intellectual property office eipo oversees intellectual property rights ipr issues. Thisresearch therefore examines the ethiopian plant variety protection in the lights of the countrys food security concerns. Law and development, and legal pluralism in ethiopia vii foreword a number of research papers were presented to the conference held on november 1517, 20 under the theme law and development. The ethiopian intellectual property office eipo is responsible for the administration of patents, trademarks, s, and has competence in intellectual property policy. Ethiopia agricultural biotechnology annual ethiopia moves. Protecting intellectual property international trade.
Convention, paris convention, marrakesh protocol and madrid protocol, and currently eipo is drafting. Investment means expenditure of capital by an investor to. According to ethiopian trade mark protection proclamation no. Intellectual property fikadu and associates law office. The country is also member of the world intellectual property organization. Trademarks that were registered before the trademark. Federal negarit gazeta ethiopian chamber of commerce. Facilitate the provision of adequate legal protection for ip. If you need an intellectual property law firm in ethiopia our intellectual property attorneys in addis ababa will provide you legal advice and representation on all aspects of acquisition, exploitation, use. Property rights protection and private sector development in ethiopia research team elias n. Addis ababa university and adama science and technology university, the ethiopian intellectual property office eipo, the ministry of science and. Currently, based on ethiopian patent proclamation there are three. Ethiopia protecting intellectual property stopfakes.
Proclamation for the registration of collective trade marks in ethiopia. Although the proclamation is in force, regulations have not yet. Property rights protection and private sector development. Formation of collective management society 11 right.
It should be noted that the trademark proclamation does not make provision for certification marks. Overview of the intellectual property system of ethiopia. The ethiopian intellectual property office was established by. Ethiopian legal information portal find laws, cases.
Processing patent application in ethiopia content the ethiopian ip system. Ethiopia protecting intellectual propertyethiopia protecting ip provides advice on ipr protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks. Stebek, phd in law, university of warwick law school muradu abdo, llm, san francisco university usa, phd. In this proclamation, unless the context otherwise requires. In my last blog post, i focused on ethiopias coffee industry. Law of intellectual property ethiopian legal brief. Starting a business there is an established legal regime. Intellectual property ip policy for all nations, and appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the consultation process for ethiopia under the guidance of the ethiopian intellectual property office. Law and development, and legal pluralism in ethiopia. Update on ethiopias new excise tax proclamation africa. Understanding ethiopian diaspora engagement policy. Stebek, phd in law, university of warwick law school muradu abdo, llm, san francisco university usa, phd candidate hailu burayu, llm, business law, addis ababa university consultancy firm.
Copyrights, royalties and music piracy in ethiopia music. On february, 2020, the federal parliament approved a new excise tax. Itab consult plc december 20, addis ababa produced and. Ethiopias excise tax regime has been in place for almost two decades. The ethiopian institute for agricultural research eiar, which is housed under the ministry of agriculture moa, provides technical expertise to support the research and development. Legislative protection of property rights in ethiopia. In view of the few mentions to gis in the national intellectual property policy and strategy, it.
A person having the right to a patent for an invention may, upon payment of the prescribed fee, apply to the ip office for the grant of a patent for that invention. This proclamation may be cited as public private partnership proclamation no. The protection of intellectual property rights patent in. Download draft advertisement proclamation pdf proclamation no. A proclamation concerning inventions, minor inventions and industrial designs whereas, it is necessary to create favourable conditions in ower to encourage local inventive and related activities thereby building up national technological capability. Amendment the public servants pension proclamation no. Intellectual property rights in general introduction intellectual properties are of different types.
Plant variety protection and food security in ethiopia. Ethiopia protecting intellectual property privacy shield. Intellectual property organization wipo concluded in stockholm on. Ethiopian intellectual property office establishment proclamation no. Getachew mengistie, the former director general of ethiopian intellectual property office, confirms that the introduction of policy, legal and institutional framework with regard to intellectual. The ethiopian intellectual property office has clarified a number of points related to the new trademark regulations which include the following.
The ethiopian government has formulated and started the implementation of the second five year growth and transformation plan gtp to carry forward the. It was established in 2003 to provide legal protection for intellectual property ip. Currently, based on ethiopian patent proclamation there are three modes of patent application at the office. According to article 11 of the recently adopted proclamation 11622019 the ethiopian electoral. Pdf ethiopia is one of the largest and poorest countries in subsaharan africa. Injuries and property losses were also reported in various parts of the southern. The ethiopian intellectual property office eipo is an autonomous unit of the ethiopian science and technology agency. As a one component the government should establish and strengthen an institution responsible for this.
Accordingly the ethiopian intellectual property office, the patent agency in ethiopia, registers and patents intellectual property. The protection of intellectual property rights patent in ethiopia details written by 2m editor published on march 2012 category. This proclamation may be cited as the inventions, minor. Trademark registration and its protection under ethiopian. Pdf understanding ethiopian diaspora engagement policy. In 2003 the ethiopian intellectual property office eipo was established to provide legal protection for intellectual property ip rights, supported by justice organs like the police, public. Further, the current definition of capital is expanded to include intellectual property rights and other. Trademark registration and protection theiguides admin. Intellectual property ethiopias experience continued.902 508 594 1312 178 713 1247 551 885 1449 1468 979 542 1504 323 418 1229 147 999 1477 1167 1460 189 1339 1105 974 1093 194 71 160 573 1073 1069 990