Ethiopian Intellectual Property Authority-EIPA
EIPA was established in 2003 to provide legal protection for Intellectual property rights. The authority mandated to administer and implement State policies on intellectual property (IP) to strengthen the protection of IP rights in the country. Intellectual Property law deals with laws to protect and enforce rights of the creators and owners of inventions, writing, music, designs and other works.
There are several areas of intellectual property including copyright, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. As it relates to IP, the overriding principle is that its creator, developer or inventor is the owner.