Industrial Designs are  valuable asset of a business that require better protection. Founded by a former Trademark and Industrial Design Protection and Administration Expert and Trademark and Industrial Design Examiner for the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office “EIPO”, Getnet Yawkal Law office, offers the legal skills and expertise, trainings and hands-on EIPO experience of its Principal Attorney, Mr. Getnet Yawkal, to assist you in protecting your industrial designs in Ethiopia.


  • Filing Industrial design applications including priority right applications
  • Inspecting records and documents of EIPO & extracting copies
  • Maintaining industrial design registrations (renewal and/or extension of registrations)
  • Amending industrial design applications
  • Amending  industrial design registrations(e.g. change of name and/or address)
  • Reply to official actions of the EIPO
  • Reply to and filing opposition of industrial designs
  • Instituting industrial design infringement proceedings
  • Instituting appeal proceeding in the EIPO appeal committee and Federal Courts of Ethiopia
  • Advising and issuing legal memorandums, advises and opinion on industrial design laws and practices of Ethiopia