Intellectual Properties are valuable assets 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 Intellectual Properties in Ethiopia.


  • Trademark search
  • Inspecting records and documents of EIPO & extracting copies
  • Filing intellectual property applications including priority right applications
  • Maintaining intellectual property registrations (renewal and/or extension of registrations)
  • Amending intellectual property applications
  • Amending intellectual property registrations(e.g. change of name and/or address)
  • Reply to official actions of the EIPO
  • Reply to and filing opposition
  • Drafting, filing and registering assignment agreements
  • Drafting, filing and registering license agreements
  • Instituting infringement proceedings
  • Instituting appeal proceeding in the EIPO appeal committee and Federal Courts Ethiopia
  • Advising and issuing legal opinion and memorandums
  • Dealing with cancelation and invalidation