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埃塞俄比亚知识产权局调整官费收取标准和流程

发布时间:2019-11-21 14:20:14 浏览: 213

埃塞俄比亚知识产权局

埃塞俄比亚知识产权局

  The Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO) has changed the procedure regarding patent search and examination fee, based on Article 28 (2) of the Inventions, Minor Inventions & Industrial Design Regulation Number 12/1997.

  According to this new procedure, implemented at the end of the last year, an applicant should pay search and substantive examination fee of USD 200 after filing an application. Although there is no specific period for attending this payment, the EIPO recommends that this should be done as soon as possible.

  In the previous procedure, the search and substantive examination fee was required at the last stage or after the patent is granted.

  Therefore, the implementation of this new procedure, which was already foreseen by Ethiopian Regulation but was not applied, will allow greater control of the patent registration phases and the costs minimization by the Institute.

埃塞俄比亚知识产权局

  近期,埃塞俄比亚知识产权局(EIPO)根据《第12/1997号发明、小型发明和工业品外观设计条例》中第28条2款的规定对相关的专利检索和审查收费标准与流程做出了调整。

  根据新的规定,申请人在提交完申请后还需要再交纳200美元的检索和实质审查费用。尽管目前埃塞俄比亚的法律未对交纳上述费用的期限作出过规定,但是EIPO明确建议申请人应该尽可能早地交纳相关费用。

  要知道,在新法律出台之前,申请人只需要在整个审查程序的最终阶段或者是获得专利权之后交纳相应的检索和实质审查费用。

  因此,《第12/1997号发明、小型发明和工业品外观设计条例》的实施或许就意味着EIPO将会以一种全新的方式来开展专利申请的审查工作。


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