Quick info guide

Requirements for patent application

☑ a notarized document containing a description of the invention
☑ an abstract and where necessary drawings (the document has to be translated into English)
☑ a notarized and authenticated power of attorney to the patent agent or patent attorney in Ethiopia
☑ the completed patent application forms and;
☑ Payment of the prescribed fee


Contact information

Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office
Kasanchis - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
P.O.Box 25322/1000
Tel: +251 11 552 8000
Fax: +251 11 552 9299
Email: info@eipo.gov.et
Website: http://www.eipo.gov.et

How to acquire a patent in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office is entrusted with the powers of registration and protection of Intellectual property rights, including patents. It is advisable for women entrepreneurs with new ideas of a product or service to patent these ideas in order to safeguard their innovation/invention.

Complete guide for obtaining a patent

angle-left How much the patent costs

EIPO Patent Service Fees

 

Matter or Proceeding

Individuals

Firms

 

 

 USD

USD

1

Application for a patent

 17.5

70

2

Application for a utility model certificate

 8.75

35

3

Correction of application

 2.5

10

4

Fee for search and examination

 50

200

5

Grant and publication fee for patents & Utility Model

 56.25

225

6

Request for extension of duration of a patent

 50

200

7

Request for extension of duration for utility model certificate

 12.5

50

8

Request for compulsory license

 18.75

75

9

Request for Patent of Introduction

 18.75

75

10

Annual fee for patent of Introduction

 12.5

50

11

Request for conversion of a patent application into an application for a utility model certificate and vice versa

 8.75

35

12

Filing request for record of change in ownership

 50

200

13

Certified copies of documents per page

 0.5

0.5

14

Fee for search and examination

 50

200

 

EIPO Trademark Service Fees

 

Type of Service

Fees (Birr)

1

Application for registration of trademark

1750.00

2

Amendment of application for registration trademark

350.00

3

Opposition to registration of a trademark

1500.00

4

Registration of trademark

3000.00

5

Application for renewal of registration of a trademark

1300.00

6

Renewal of registration of a trademark

2200.00

7

Application for amendment of registration of a trademark

350.00

8

Amendment of registration of a trademark

360.00

9

Substitute certificate of registration of a trademark

495.00

10

Application for the cancellation or invalidation of the registration of a trademark

2600.00

11

Registration of transfer of ownership of a trademark

1300.00

12

Registration of license contract of a trademark

1300.00

13

Registration of cancellation of license contract of a trademark

450.00

14

Division of application for registration of trademark (for each application resulting from the division)

350.00

15

Merger of registration or application for registration of trademark (for each registration or application)

350.00

16

Application for registration of a trademark agent

315.00

17

Trademark agent's competence assessment

270.00

18

Registration of a trademark agent

1350.00

19

Renewal of registration or a trademark agent

1125.00

20

Application for extension of a time limit

500.00

21

Search for registered trademarks

450.00

22

Inspection of records and documents of the office

150.00

23

Copies of records and documents of the office (per page)

10.00.00