Is your product well known with an international customer base? If so, you may already be a well known trademark in the nation. What may that entail you?
A trademark is said to be well known in Ethiopia if it is protected as a well known trademark in international conventions to which Ethiopia is a party, it is well known in Ethiopia as well, where the owner is a national of a state party to the convention or is domiciled in such a state and if such a person has good will in Ethiopia. Additionally, knowledge about the trademark in the relevant sector and the general public shall be considered before declaring a well known trademark. A well known trademark is awarded the same protection as a registered trademark and infringement proceedings are accepted by court.
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