Ethiopia 

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Ways to protect your product

Industrial Design Registrations are a way of protecting the aesthetical characteristics of your products. By filing a successful industrial you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit the aesthetical characteristics of your product for a period of time.

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If you need to protect your Intellectual Property abroad, through our Global Network of offices and associates, we can make your Intellectual Property assets expand to every nation you desire, ensuring full legal protection of your rights.

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Ethiopia

Design Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Novelty

Absolute Novelty

Individual character

Yes

Requirements

  •  Applicant data.
  •  Graphical representation.
  •  Power of Attorney, notarized and legalized up to the Ethiopian Consulate.
  •  Deed of assignment of the design (if the applicant is not the creator), notarized and legalized up to the Ethiopian Consulate.
  •  Certified copy of the priority document, with verified English translation, notarized and legalized up to the Ethiopian Consulate.
  •  Duration: 5 years from the date of the application and renewable once for a total of 10 years.
  •  Power of Attorney, notarized and legalized up to the Ethiopian Consulate.
  •  Certificate of change of name, notarized and legalized up to the Ethiopian Consulate, with verified English translation.
  •  Power of Attorney, notarized and legalized up to the Ethiopian Consulate.
  •  Certificate of change of address, notarized and legalized up to the Ethiopian Consulate, with verified English translation.

Remarks: Examination: Formal and substantive examination. Grace Period: 12 months.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Presenting E-POA – Ethiopia’s Online Power of Attorney Service

We are pleased to inform our clients from the United States that a new app has been launched to revolutionize the legalization process of Power of Attorneys from Ethiopia. The Consular Office, through the website www.eepoa.org, provides an expedite service that allows applicants and agents to fill in the E-POA form, make the payment and send it to the Embassy of Ethiopia for the online legalization process in less than 24-48 hours. The app was conceived to save time and costs to both the applicants and agents and is set to modernize the system whilst having a zero-fraud rate.  The App is currently available for download for Apple and Android devices and on the website the agents can find helpful tutorials to guide themselves through the process without fuss. At the moment the E-POA service is available for the PoA issued in the United States but the system it will soon expand to countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. If you have any queries about the App E-POA, please feel free to contact us at teamafrica@inventa.com.

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