Trademark

Ethiopia

REGISTRATION

Conventional
Word Mark Yes
Device Mark Yes
Series Mark Yes
Collective Mark Yes
Certification Mark Yes
Non Conventional
3 D Mark Yes
Sound Mark No
Scent Mark No
Slogan Mark Yes
Motion Mark No
Colour Mark Yes
Shape Mark Yes
Taste Mark No
Texture Mark No
Position Mark No
Well Known Trademark
Yes
Nice Classification
Yes, 10th Edition
Old British Classification
No
National Classification
No
Type of Class
Multi Class
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
2-3 months
Deadline to File the Reply
3 months
Permissible Extension
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
3 months
Prior to Registration
Yes
Post Registration
Yes
Prior to Registration
1 - 3 weeks
Post Registration
2 - 3 months
Initial Term
10 years
Effective Date From
Date of Registration
Power of Attorney
Consulate Legalized
Incorporation Certificate
Notarized
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
Certified
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Certified
Priority Document (with required translation)
Certified
Declaration of Ownership
Notarized
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
Notarized
Power of Attorney
With the Application
Incorporation Certificate
With the Application
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
With the Application
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
2-3 years
Priority Document (with required translation)
90 Days
Declaration of Ownership
With the Application
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
With the Application
Power of Attorney
N/A
Incorporation Certificate
N/A
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
N/A
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A
Priority Document (with required translation)
N/A
Declaration of Ownership
N/A
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
N/A
Use Period
3 years
Effective Date for Use Period
Date of Registration

OPPOSITION AND COUNTER REPLY

Opposition Period
60 days
Counter Opposition Period
90 days
Acceptable Grounds of Opposition
Prior Registration with National Trademark Office Yes
Prior International / Global Registration No
Prior Use in the Application Country Yes
Bad Faith Yes
Well - Known Yes
Others (specify) No
Expected Time for Issuance of Decision
3 months

RENEWALS

Intial Term
7 years
Subsequent Renewal Term
7 years
Grace Period
Yes, 3 months
Restoration
Yes
Change of Agent/Service Address required
Yes
Expected Time for Issuance of Renewal Certificate
3-4 months
Power of Attorney
Consulate Legalized
Registration Certification
Copy`
Last Renewal Certificate
Copy
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Certified

RECORDALS

Change of Agent
Change of Agent/Service Address required No
Confirm if recordals are permissible for pending applications. Yes
Approximate time frame for issuance of recordal certificates. 2-3 months