n Without Prejudice - A new trade mark law in Ethiopia : Africa

Volume 13, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



A new trade mark law came into force in Ethiopia on December 24 2012, creating a formal trade mark regime for the registration and enforcement of trade mark rights. Before the new law came into effect, the only way of obtaining any form of trade mark protection in Ethiopia was by the publication of cautionary notices. The new law makes provision for a statutory registration process in line with many other jurisdictions.

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