Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:        No
  • Paris Union:                     No

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks


The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Power of Attorney, legalized up to the Ethiopian Consulate
  • Certified copy of Home Registration Certificate, with verified English translation
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document

Duration: The trade mark is registered 7 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 7 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 1 104 000 km2
  • Population: 88 million
  • Capital: Addis Ababa
  • Currency:  Birr
  • GDP:  $ 84 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .et
  • Languages: Amharic (official language), Afar (Danakil), Somali, TigriƱya, English
  • Exports: Coffee; leather products; gold; oil seed
  • Imports: Food and live animals; petroleum and petroleum products; chemicals; machinery; motor vehicles and aircraft

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Paris Convention
  • WIPO Convention