Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Trademark Registration and its Protection in Ethiopia

By | September 22, 2010

According to Ethiopian Trade Mark Protection Proclamation no. 501/2006 Trademark can be defined as any visible sign capable of distinguishing goods or services of one person from those of other persons, it includes words designs, letters, numerals, colors or the shape of goods or their packaging or the combination of thereof. Since Trademarks are directly associated with the… Read More »

5 Reasons You Should Use a Trademark Attorney for Your Trademark Search and Registration

By | September 10, 2010

As a trademark attorney and the founder of Gerben Law Firm and, every day I hear from clients whose trademarks have been rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Many of these clients used one of the non-legal services for trademark registration offered via the Internet — with unfortunate results.  Because I feel so strongly… Read More »