May 19, 2016

Ethiopia: Publication of Trademark Renewals Required

The Ethiopian Trademark Office has issued new stipulations to enforce the Regulation of Renewal of 2006 Act No. 25, clause 4, which requires all renewals to be published in the Official Gazette and a local newspapers.  Effectively immediately the Ethiopian Trademark Office shall now record the effecting of a renewal registration and subsequently publish this information in the IP Gazette and a newspaper having nationwide circulation in Amharic.  The trademark owner also has the option of publishing this notification in an English language newspaper as well Source: JAH & Co. IP, Qatar