Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. intellectual property attorneys specialize in patent applications, patent searches and patent renewals in most African countries including Ethiopia.
Patent applications to be filed with the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO).
Physical and postal address
One copy of the specification, claims and drawings (if any) relating to the invention.
Abstract of the invention (approximately 100 words).
Power of Attorney
Signed by / on behalf of the applicant.
Legalised and duly authenticated by the Ethiopian Consulate
Certified copy of the priority document, if priority is to be claimed.
Absolute novelty (new and original)
Represents an inventive activity
Susceptible to industrial application
15 years from the filing date
Annually from the 1st anniversary of the filing date.
The patent owner (licensor) grants another party (licensee) permission or authorization to use the patented invention. This is an agreement between the two parties and may require the licensee to pay the patent owner (licensor) royalties.
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