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Ethiopia wins trademark rights for coffee brands



  10:46:59 am, by admin   , 118 words  
Categories: Business, Ethiopia

Ethiopia wins trademark rights for coffee brands

Ethiopia Sidamo Coffee from Starbucks

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.

Source: Reuters



Comment from: Tee [Visitor]

Big up for Ethiopia!

12/20/07 @ 14:20
Comment from: ababu [Visitor]

Conguratulations Ethiopia and coffee farmers of Ethiopia.

12/20/07 @ 14:38
Comment from: Mr Beyene [Visitor]
Mr Beyene

wow good job eprdf

12/20/07 @ 15:15
Comment from: termoose [Visitor]

yegabi minchachi buna buna awtar new bunachin buna buna. good news

12/20/07 @ 15:20
Comment from: henok Tesfaye [Visitor]
henok Tesfaye

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!!

12/20/07 @ 16:33
Comment from: et [Visitor]  

:DCongratulations and thank you for all people who supports to make this happen. This is another Victory for Ethiopian Farmers

12/20/07 @ 16:36
Comment from: Kolotemari [Visitor]

Whats the name of that bird?:?:

12/20/07 @ 16:41
Comment from: yohannes [Visitor]  

this is the goverrnment we wont pleas more and more work hard.

12/20/07 @ 17:11
Comment from: chu [Visitor]

That is good news! And next will win trademark right for War in East Africa.

12/20/07 @ 17:17
Comment from: kenbid [Visitor]

next step
trademark rights for:
Our leather, flower…

but this is possible only after over throwing Meles and the banda woyane agent BBBs

12/20/07 @ 17:46
Comment from: Ghion [Visitor]

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.

12/20/07 @ 21:00
Comment from: ye ethio lij [Visitor]
ye ethio lij

fuck they never post my comment long live ethiopia

12/20/07 @ 23:04
Comment from: Ethiobizman [Visitor]

Thank you oxfom.

12/20/07 @ 23:08
Comment from: [Member]

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.

12/21/07 @ 12:08
Comment from: Expert [Visitor]

what about yiergachefiey

12/21/07 @ 13:44



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