Law of intellectual property balew mersha, ghiwot hadush page 1 part one. Expropriation, valuation and payment of compensation is one component of land administration. Formation of collective management society 11 right. Ethiopia protecting intellectual propertyethiopia protecting ip provides advice on ipr protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks. Investment means expenditure of capital by an investor to. According to ethiopian trade mark protection proclamation no. The ethiopian intellectual property office eipo is responsible for the administration of patents, trademarks, s, and has competence in intellectual property policy. 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. Intellectual property ethiopias experience continued. The ethiopian intellectual property office has clarified a number of points related to the new trademark regulations which include the following. Addis ababa university and adama science and technology university, the ethiopian intellectual property office eipo, the ministry of science and. Thisresearch therefore examines the ethiopian plant variety protection in the lights of the countrys food security concerns. In this proclamation, unless the context otherwise requires.
Property rights protection and private sector development. In my last blog post, i focused on ethiopias coffee industry. Ethiopias excise tax regime has been in place for almost two decades. Ethiopia protecting intellectual property privacy shield.
The ethiopian intellectual property office was established by. 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. Intellectual property fikadu and associates law office. Ethiopia protecting intellectual property stopfakes. Although the proclamation is in force, regulations have not yet. The ethiopian intellectual property office eipo oversees intellectual property rights ipr issues. 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.
Stebek, phd in law, university of warwick law school muradu abdo, llm, san francisco university usa, phd. The new proclamation brings the ethiopian trademark system in line with the registration systems of most other jurisdictions. Protecting intellectual property international trade. It was established in 2003 to provide legal protection for intellectual property ip. This proclamation may be cited as the inventions, minor inventions and industrial designs, proclamation, no. Trademarks that were registered before the trademark. 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. Federal negarit gazeta ethiopian chamber of commerce. Further, the current definition of capital is expanded to include intellectual property rights and other. Injuries and property losses were also reported in various parts of the southern.
Itab consult plc december 20, addis ababa produced and. Property rights protection and private sector development in ethiopia research team elias n. Understanding ethiopian diaspora engagement policy. Intellectual property rights a general introduction. On february, 2020, the federal parliament approved a new excise tax. Law of intellectual property ethiopian legal brief. Amendment the public servants pension proclamation no. Update on ethiopias new excise tax proclamation africa. The ethiopian intellectual property office eipo is an autonomous unit of the ethiopian science and technology agency. Currently, based on ethiopian patent proclamation there are three modes of patent application at the office.
This proclamation may be cited as the inventions, minor. Ethiopia agricultural biotechnology annual ethiopia moves. Ethiopian legal information portal find laws, cases. Trademark registration and its protection under ethiopian. Overview of the intellectual property system of ethiopia. Pdf understanding ethiopian diaspora engagement policy. Intellectual property organization wipo concluded in stockholm on. Processing patent application in ethiopia content the ethiopian ip system. The ethiopian government has formulated and started the implementation of the second five year growth and transformation plan gtp to carry forward the. As a one component the government should establish and strengthen an institution responsible for this. The country is also member of the world intellectual property organization. Copyrights, royalties and music piracy in ethiopia music. 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. Proclamation for the registration of collective trade marks in ethiopia. Download draft advertisement proclamation pdf proclamation no. Ethiopian intellectual property office establishment proclamation no. This proclamation may be cited as public private partnership proclamation no. 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. Law and development, and legal pluralism in ethiopia. 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. Intellectual property rights in general introduction intellectual properties are of different types.
Accordingly the ethiopian intellectual property office, the patent agency in ethiopia, registers and patents intellectual property. It should be noted that the trademark proclamation does not make provision for certification marks. There is an established legal regime for the protection of intellectual property rights in ethiopia. This proclamation may be cited as the public \ servants pension amendment proclamation no. The protection of intellectual property rights patent in ethiopia details written by 2m editor published on march 2012 category. Facilitate the provision of adequate legal protection for ip.
The protection of intellectual property rights patent in. Starting a business there is an established legal regime. Convention, paris convention, marrakesh protocol and madrid protocol, and currently eipo is drafting. According to article 11 of the recently adopted proclamation 11622019 the ethiopian electoral. Currently, based on ethiopian patent proclamation there are three. 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. Trademark registration and protection theiguides admin. Plant variety protection and food security in ethiopia.389 1027 633 1054 573 1221 425 919 324 790 405 558 1106 479 1064 1446 149 216 215 105 107 742 961 272 1308 680 1368 1111 72 510 251 1280 1017 1480 1389 189 230 167 1118