ETHIOPIA (Jun 2017)

Adams & Adams continues its strategy of targeting key economic destinations on the continent with the recent opening of an Associate Office in Ethiopia. The expansion of the Network is aimed at being beneficial to A&A’s clients by creating greater efficiency, more control and advantageous pricing.

Ethiopia’s phenomenal economic growth and the establishment of formal IP registration systems in 2012 has led to a significant increase in IP work in Ethiopia. We identified this important emerging market on the continent as a market where we could benefit from establishing a competent and capable Associate office.

In June 2017, Adams & Adams Partners, Stephen Hollis and Dieter Welthagen, along with Menzi Maboyi, Africa Practice Manager, travelled to Addis Ababa to meet with the Registrar, review pending matters, discuss operational issues and update the registry in regard to the concluding of the establishment of the firm’s 19th Associate Office in Africa.

Adams & Adams Partners, Dieter Welthagen and Stephen Hollis, with Tigist Bogale (Patent Directorate Administration Team Leader), Lidet Abebe (A&A Ethiopia), Dereje Weldemichael (Patents Director) and Getachew Tafa Seized counterfeit goods, Botswana (Patent Examination Team Leader)
Stephen Hollis
Partner | Trade Mark Attorney
Dieter Welthagen
Partner | Patent Attorney
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