According to the cumulative reading of article 45(1) of the Ethiopian Trademark Registration and Protection Proclamation No. 501/2006 and article 16(3), 55(1) and schedule attached to the Ethiopian Trademark Registration and Protection Council of Ministers Regulation No. 273/2012, any interested person may, upon payment of the fees prescribed in the schedule attached to the Regulation, request in writing for search of a trademark and obtain search report from the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office “EIPO’, however, now the EIPO has made its database  public, any person can go to the EIPO website at http://www.eipo.gov.et/ and access the database, http://197.156.92.216/wopublish-search/public/trademarks?1&query=*:*, that covers trademarks registered by the EIPO in the last two years period.