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Ethiopia wins trademark rights for coffee brands
ADDIS ABABA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Ethiopia has successfully won trademark rights for its specialty Harar and Sidamo coffee names, it said in a statement on Thursday.
Earlier this year, the African producer had a protracted tussle with Starbucks Corp over the use of the two names in the United States.
"Ownership rights to its two specialty coffees, Harar and Sidamo, are fully (protected) in the global coffee trading regime," the statement from the country's Intellectual Property Office said.
"No company here-to-forth will trade with Ethiopian coffee names as its trade mark."
The statement said Ethiopia had signed agreements with 60 global firms to distribute its coffees.
Big up for Ethiopia!
Conguratulations Ethiopia and coffee farmers of Ethiopia.
wow good job eprdf
yegabi minchachi buna buna awtar new bunachin buna buna. good news
It is a great news and a great day for the hard working Ethiopian farmers, for all Ethiopians and also to all who initiated and supported all the way in this struggle- starting from the Ethiopian Government, Oxfam International and millions all over the world. This will give Ethiopia and the farmers a better bargaining position and increase their quality along the way.
Victory at last!!
Congratulations and thank you for all people who supports to make this happen. This is another Victory for Ethiopian Farmers
Whats the name of that bird?
this is the goverrnment we wont pleas more and more work hard.
That is good news! And next will win trademark right for War in East Africa.
trademark rights for:
Our leather, flower…
but this is possible only after over throwing Meles and the banda woyane agent BBBs
Good deal! Ethiopia surly deserves and to claim its unique natural commodities to be authenticated as its owen, should always preserve its trade mark in the global market. There are so many bests and scavengers to take advantage of Ethiopia’s natural and unique resources and commodity. Please don’t let your guards down on our intellectual property rights.
May GOD bless our people and country.
fuck nazret.com they never post my comment long live ethiopia
Thank you oxfom.
chu haven’t you know already
war has been our trade mark for 3000 years
we have never been defeated .
you know we even kicked your italian
and your ass out of bademe.
what about yiergachefiey
yes yes yes it is about time congrat all ethiopia coffee farmers
“Ethiopia, the birthplace of Coffee” Bravo!!!!
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