Trademark - Ethiopia

Register your Trademark

Register your trademark with Inventa International and benefit from the following advantages:

Strategic Advice

Our specialists will review the information you provide and advise you on the best strategy to increase your chances of success in obtaining a trademark and protecting your brand.

We prepare the application

We will be in charge of all the procedings related to filing a trademark application based on the chosen strategy.

Trademark Maintenance for 10 years

Inventa International keeps a close eye on every event related to your trademark.

Client Area available

We provide you a secure web based client area to manage your Intellectual Property assets.

Trademark Registration


Monitor the process from the preparation for the trademark application to its maintenance phase. Inventa International will accompany you every step of the way.


Trademark Details and Timeframes

Priority claim


Multi Class Application


Well-known Trademarks


Body responsible for non-use cancellations

IP Office

Search with legal opinion time frame

18 days

Time until registration

2 years

Opposition Period

60 days

Use requirement period

3 years


  •  Applicant data.
  •  Sample of the mark (not required for word marks).
  •  List of goods and/or services.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Certificate of Incorporation.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certified copy of the priority document, with a verified English translation.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Deed of assignment, certified or original, with verified English translation.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of change of name, with verified English translation.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  License agreement, with verified English translation.

Remarks: All documents must be legalized up to an Ethiopian consulate.

Latest news


Patent Procedure at Ethiopian IP Office and the payment of the search and examination fee

The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO) has changed the procedure regarding patent search and examination fee, based on Article 28 (2) of the Inventions, Minor Inventions & Industrial Design Regulation Number 12/1997. According to this new procedure, implemented at the end of the last year, an applicant should pay search and substantive examination fee of USD 200 after filing an application. Although there is no specific period for attending this payment, the EIPO recommends that this should be done as soon as possible. In the previous procedure, the search and substantive examination fee was required at the last stage or after the patent is granted. Therefore, the implementation of this new procedure, which was already foreseen by Ethiopian Regulation but was not applied, will allow greater control of the patent registration phases and the costs minimization by the Institute.

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