Eritrea became independent from its southern neighbor Ethiopia on May 24, 1993. The government has been giving priority to such pressing problems as the establishment of viable government machinery and the raising of development money, but official attention and resources have been diverted into a boundary conflict with Ethiopia.
A Commercial Register was established at an early stage, for the recordal of trade names and signs, displayed at business premises by duly licensed traders conducting trading activity in Eritrea. No provision is made for such recordals by non-Eritrean entities.
The enactment of an Industrial Property Law and establishment of a separate Industrial Property Office are still under consideration. Meanwhile, however, the government, which for some years would not accept Cautionary Notices for publication in the government-owned newspaper by trademark proprietors, is now permitting their publication. Unlike the system in ... More details