Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Ethiopia streamlines trade mark formalities
The INTA Bulletin, vol.63, No. 19 (15 October 2008) records that, with effect from 13 August 2008, the Ethiopian Trade Mark Office removed the legalization requirement for all documents filed at the Office except one -- the power of attorney. The only authentication requirement for these documents will be a valid attestation by a notary public. Filing requirements and the revised authentication procedures are listed in the Bulletin.