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The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks

By DMLF The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks is a centralized system that simplifies the process of registering trademarks in multiple countries. It’s administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Under this system, trademark owners can file a single application with WIPO to protect their mark …

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The Hague Convention on Adoption

The Hague Convention on Adoption has the best adoption procedures. Its aim is to protect the best interest of a child. In this regard, Ethiopia ...

13 General Terms for Hotel Management Agreement and Technical Service Agreements

By Dagnachew Tesfaye Management of a hotel business by itself requires expertise and good will. Major brands are eyeing the hotel industry of Ethiopia. These ...

18 New Labor Proclamation 1156/2019 Additions

1. Definitions “Sexual harassment” means to persuade or convince another through utterances, signs or any other manner, to submit for sexual favor without his/her consent. ...

State of Emergency Regulation on Employment

The Council of Ministers has adopted a State of Emergency following the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, Companies that administer their employees as per Labor ...

Stamp Duty on Employment Contracts

By Mahlet Mesganaw, Partner Email: mahlet@dmethiolawerys.com Stamp Duty Proclamation No 110/1998 provides by whom, when and how much stamp duty is paid on employment contracts. ...

15 Highlights on the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

By Dagnachew TesfayeEthiopia has ratified the Convention on the Recognition and and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards by PROCLAMATION No.1184 /2020, done on 13th day ...

Covid 19 Directive 2/2020

The Ministerial Committee on Covid 19 has come out with a directive namely Covid 19 Directive no.2/2020 to execute the Emergency Proclamation No 3/2020 and ...

Major Contents of the New Investment Law in Ethiopia

By Dagnachew Tesfaye Ethiopia has adopted a new investment law. The Proclamation is called the Investment Proclamation No.1180/2020(hereafter the Proclamation). It was done on April ...

Six Key Points on the Electronic Signature Law in Ethiopia

By Yenatfanta Bekele Introduction Our society is dynamic through time. The way of our life evolved through many phases. Importance of law is that it ...

Domestic Adoption Document Requirements

By DMLO in Collaboration with Adoption Advocates Organization(AAO) Domestic adoption is one way of helping vulnerable children. Domestic adoption document requirements is set out under ...

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The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks

By DMLF The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks is a centralized system that simplifies the process of registering trademarks in multiple countries. ...

Ethiopian National Dialogue

By DMLF The Ethiopian National Dialogue Commission (hereafter the Commission) was established by Proclamation 1265 /2021( hereafter the Proclamation). The Proclamation was done as of ...

Ethiopia’s Liberalization of Export, Import, Wholesale and Retail Trade for Foreign Investors

By Mahlet Mesganaw, Partner at DMLF Introduction The Ethiopian Investment Board by Directive Number 1001/2024, issued the “Directive to Regulate Foreign Investors’ Participation in Restricted ...

Kinship Care: an Alternative Child Care and Support Mechanism

By Mahlet Mesganaw, Partner at DMLF The Ministry of Women and Social Affairs issued a directive namely  “Alternative Childcare and Support Directive Number 976/2023” done ...

Understanding Special Economic Zones and Their Benefits

By Dagnachew Tesfaye, Managing Partner at DMLF The Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives Approves Special Economic Zones Proclamation No 1322/2024 in its session on April ...

Immigration and Citizenship Services: Ethiopian Origin ID

By DMLF The Immigration and Citizenship Services(ICS)  is established based on the restructuring made on Definition of Powers and Duties of the Executive Organs Proclamation No. ...

Retirement Visa: A Need for Incorporation into the Immigration Laws of Ethiopia

By DMLF in collaboration with Geda Yosef Introduction  A retirement visa is a special type of visa issued by some nations that allows people with ...

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