A Guide to Trademark Division and Merger in Ethiopia

A Guide to Trademark Division and Merger in Ethiopia In the dynamic world of business, managing intellectual property efficiently is crucial. In Ethiopia, trademark division and merger processes offer businesses a strategic advantage in organizing and consolidating their trademark portfolios. Governed by the Ethiopian Trademark Proclamation No. 501/2006, these mechanisms allow for flexibility and administrative […]

Trademark Transfer and License Contracts in Ethiopia: Essential Guide for Businesses

Trademark Transfer and License Contracts in Ethiopia: Essential Guide for Businesses Trademarks are invaluable assets in today’s competitive business environment, representing the identity and reputation of a brand. In Ethiopia, the process of transferring trademark ownership or licensing its use involves specific legal procedures designed to ensure clarity and protection. Whether you’re selling a business, […]

Enforcement of Trademark Rights in Ethiopia: Provisional Measures, Civil Remedies, and Criminal Sanctions

Enforcement of Trademark Rights in Ethiopia: Provisional Measures, Civil Remedies, and Criminal Sanctions Ethiopia has recently seen numerous cases of trademark infringements, emerging across various sectors. International brands face significant challenges and legal battles as they strive to protect their trademarks in this dynamic landscape. In our article, “Enforcement of Trademark Rights in Ethiopia: Provisional […]

Ethiopia’s Directive on Tax Incentives for Investment Expansion: Key Provisions and Benefits

Ethiopia’s Directive on Tax Incentives for Investment Expansion: Key Provisions and Benefits Ethiopia’s latest directive on tax incentives for investment expansion, Directive No. 941/2023, aims to stimulate economic growth by providing substantial benefits to investors. This directive, which falls under the Investment Incentives Regulations No. 517/2022, offers key incentives such as income tax exemptions and […]

Comprehensive Overview of Ethiopia’s Tax System and Recent Amendments

Comprehensive Overview of Ethiopia’s Tax System and Recent Amendments Ethiopia’s tax system plays a pivotal role in the nation’s economic development, providing the necessary revenue to fund government activities and development projects. The Ministry of Finance is tasked with crafting and implementing policies, strategies, and laws that underpin the tax framework, ensuring compliance and fostering […]

Proposed Amendments to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill in Ethiopia

Proposed Amendments to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill in Ethiopia In response to the evolving landscape of global e-commerce and the need for a more equitable tax system, Ethiopia has proposed significant amendments to its Value Added Tax (VAT) Bill. These amendments aim to compel foreign digital service providers like Amazon, Google Play, and […]

UNDERSTANDING CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RIGHTS UNDER ETHIOPIAN LAW

UNDERSTANDING CONDOMINIUM OWNERSHIP RIGHTS UNDER ETHIOPIAN LAW Condominium ownership rights under Ethiopian law involves specific legal frameworks and regulations that are crucial for every prospective buyer or existing owner to understand. The central piece of legislation governing condominium ownership rights is Proclamation No. 377/2003. This blog will explore the key aspects of this proclamation along […]

Navigating Visa and Customs Regulations in Ethiopia: A Comprehensive Guide for Travelers

Navigating Visa and Customs Regulations in Ethiopia: A Comprehensive Guide for Travelers Planning a trip to Ethiopia requires more than just packing your bags and booking a flight; it necessitates a thorough understanding of the visa and customs regulations in Ethiopia, to ensure a smooth and compliant journey. Whether you’re visiting for leisure, business, or […]

Limits on Foreign Currency Holdings in Ethiopia: A Guide for Travelers and Foreigners Visiting Addis Ababa

Understanding the Limits on Foreign Currency Holdings in Ethiopia: A Guide for Travelers and Foreigners Visiting Addis Ababa The National Bank of Ethiopia has set Limits on Foreign Currency Holdings in Ethiopia. This regulations aims to manage the inflow and outflow of foreign currencies. Travelers, whether visiting for tourism, business, or transit, need to be […]