WHAT IS TRADEMARK
According to Ethiopian Trade Mark protection proclamation no.501/2006 trademark can be defined as any visible sign capable of distinguishing goods or services of one person from those of persons
WHAT IS COPYRIGHT
According to Ethiopian Trade Mark protection proclamation no.501/2006 trademark can be defined as any visible sign capable of distinguishing goods or services of one person from those of persons, it includes words
TRADEMARK APPLICATION
According to our trademark legislation, trademark must be registered to be entitled with the trademark right. After an application is made for the trademark registration,
Whatisapatent
Patent is the inventors right to produce, use, sell or import the product which is subject of the invention. The document which shows this right is called a Patent Registration Certificate.
Utility Model
According to Ethiopian Inventions, Minor Inventions and Industrial Designs proclamation no.123/1995
Industrial Design
According to Ethiopian Inventions, Minor Inventions and Industrial Designs proclamation no.123/1995 "Industrial Design" means any composition of lines or colours or any three dimensional form whether or not associated with lines or colours,
Protection limit of the trademark
In principle, a trademark is protected in the country where it is registered. In other words, a person whose trademark is registered in Ethiopia can prevent the use of its trademark without its permission
Importance of registration abroad
Registration of trademarks which are traded abroad is of high importance in the country of trading. This is because it is a frequently encountered situation that dealers, persons or companies in a country where you begin
Objection to similar trademarks
Rightful owners who are in the opinion that the trademark is similar to their trademark, they may raise an objection against the trademark subject to the application. Upon inspecting the objections, EIPO may either accept or reject