Deputy Director General of Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office announced the Office’s short term plan in regard to licensing & registration of trademark agents. The Deputy General announced this on the event organized to launch an online trademark application system on 20th of December, 2018. The Deputy said the Office will call practicing agents in the near future to discuss on the directive issued to regulate the assessment, licensing and registration of trademark agents.
Licensing and registration of trademark agents was among tasks planned by the Office years ago but remained pending until now. Practicing agents were also asking the Office repeatedly though it stayed unaddressed by the Office for unknown reason. Now the statement given by the Deputy General appears likely promising to get the registration happen.