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በቅጅና ተዛማጅ መብቶች ጥበቃ አዋጅ ቁ. 410/96 እና በማሻሻያ አዋጁ ቁ. 872/2007 ላይ ውይይት ተካሄደ

በደቡብ ብ/ብ/ሕ ክልል ወላይታ ዞን ከፍትህ አካላት፣ ባህልና ቱሪዝም እንዲሁም ኮሙኒኬሽን መምሪያ ለተውጣጡ ተሳታፊዎች በቅጅና ተዛማጅ መብቶች ጥበቃ ዙሪያ ታህሳስ 24 ቀን 2010 ዓ.ም በወላይታ ሶዶ ከተማ ስልጠና ተሰጠ፡፡

የሀገሪቱን ዕድገት ለማፋጠን ለጊዜ ዋጋ መስጠት እንደሚያስፈልግ ተገለጸ

የሳይንስና ቴክኖሎጂ ሚኒስቴርና ተጠሪ ተቋማት በ2010 በጀት ዓመት የመጀመሪያ ስድስት ወር የስራ አፈጻጸም እና በበጀት ዓመቱ ሁለተኛ ስድስት ወር ዕቅድ ዙሪያ ከየተቋማቱ የህዝብ ክንፍ አባላት ጋር ታህሳስ 26/2010 ዓ.ም ውይይት አካሄዱ፡፡

WIPO’s Assistant Director General in Ethiopia

World Intellectual Property Organization-WIPO Assistant Director General Ambassador Minelik Alemu made official visit in Ethiopia from Oct 23-26, 2017. The Assistant Director General discussed with Ministry of Science and Technology and Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office on ways Ethiopia can increase WIPO’s support for its Intellectual Property-IP protection activities.

EIPO discusses the Traditional Knowledge Draft Law

Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO) discussed the Traditional Knowledge and Folklore Intellectual Property Rights Protection Draft Law with traditional healers, agricultural research centers, justice departments, Jimma zone culture and tourism bureau and researchers and professors from various departments of Jimma University on December 29, 2017 in Jimma.

በቅጅና ተዛማጅ መብቶች ምንነት ዙሪያ ለባለመብቶችና ባለድርሻ አካላት ስልጠና ተሰጠ

የኢትዮጵያ አእምሯዊ ንብረት ጽ/ቤት የቅጅ መብት ዋና የስራ ሂደት በቅጅና ተዛማጅ መብቶች ጥበቃ ምንነትና አዋጆች ዙሪያ ለባለመብቶችና ባለድርሻ አካላት ጥቅምት 23/2010 ዓ.ም እና ህዳር 14 ቀን 2010 በአክሱምና በወልዲያ ከተሞች የግንዛቤ ማሳደጊያ ስልጠና ሰጠ፡፡

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Message from the Acting

Director General

It is indeed a great enchantment for me to address some vital and kernel issues and points with regard to the vision, mission, values and goals of our office- Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO) in a nutshell. This is in order to shed lights on our mapped out plan which we all are duty bound to carry to its end using all possible modus operandi . It is a glaring and undeniable fact that the EIPO needs to strive to its utmost capacity to essentially strengthen the national IPR system as a sources of wealth creation and value-addition in its own right, to the benefit of the society and individuals, taking all administrative, technical and legal frameworks into account. Read More...


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Equitable Remuneration on Ethiopia’s Genetic Resources: Teff Patent Registration

Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office Held a discussion about value adding to the genetic resource and traditional knowledge and Ethiopia’s equitable remuneration on its genetic resources from November 16-17, 2017 G.C.

The Office Director General Mandefro Eshete (Dr.) stated that since Ethiopia has a verity of and scopes and climate condition, it enables the country to have several genetic resources and traditional knowledge. Teff is one of the major genetic resource of Ethiopia; Mandefro (Dr.) added and the aim of the two days discussion is that the Nation opposing the teff patent granted for Dutch Company in  five European countries which are Belgium, German, Austria, Spain and Great Britain and demanding equitable remuneration of its largest genetic resources, teff.

Intellectual Property Development Directorate A/Director Taddess Worku presented a paper on the benefits of adding value on Genetic Resources and related Traditional Knowledge.

Taddess also emphasized the nation is not benefited well from its handful genetic resources and traditional knowledge because value is not added on them.

Anthon Kohn (Dr.) attorney in Europe on his paper stated the deficiencies on teff patent registration in the five European Countries and the rejection of the teff patent application in Japan and the United States. Anthon (Dr.) further claimed that Ethiopia should use these deficiencies to litigate before court and invalidate the patent registration.

Minister for Science and Technology Getahun Mekuria (Dr.) (Eng.) who is also a chair person to the Inter-Ministerial committee underscored that the diplomatic effort has to be taken as the favorable approach to the cancelation of teff patent registration.
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