Trademarks 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 Trademark in Ethiopia.


  • Trademark search
  • Filing and registering trademark applications
  • Filing trademark priority right applications
  • Renewing trademark registrations
  • Amending trademark applications
  • Amending trademark registrations(e.g. change of name and/or address)
  • Inspecting records and documents of EIPO & extracting copies
  • Dealing with cancellation and invalidation of trademarks
  • Reply to official actions of the EIPO
  • Reply to and filing opposition of trademarks
  • Drafting, filing and registering trademark assignment agreements
  • Drafting, filing and registering trademark license agreements
  • Instituting trademark infringement proceedings
  • Instituting appeal proceeding in the EIPO appeal committee and Federal Courts of Ethiopia
  • Advising and issuing legal memorandums, advises and opinions on trademark laws and practices of Ethiopia