Ethiopia FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

PATENTS

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. intellectual property attorneys specialize in patent applications, patent searches and patent renewals in most African countries including Ethiopia.

INTERNATIONAL TREATIES

PATENT PROTECTION

Applications
Patent applications to be filed with the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO).

Application Requirements
Applicant
Full names
Nationality
Physical and postal address

Submissions
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

Priority
Certified copy of the priority document, if priority is to be claimed.

Patent Requirements
Absolute novelty (new and original)
Represents an inventive activity
Susceptible to industrial application

Patent Duration
15 years from the filing date

Patent Renewals
Annually from the 1st anniversary of the filing date.

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