As previously reported in our March 2013 Information Letter, on December 24, 2012 new regulations were published in Ethiopia, bringing into force the July 7, 2006 Trademark Registration and Protection Proclamation. Under the new law, existing registrations issued before December 24, 2012 (or Cautionary Notices filed before July 7, 2006) must be refiled. Based on information at the time, we noted that the deadline for such reregistration was June 24, 2014. More recently, however, we have been advised that the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office has set a deadline of June 18, 2014, after which no applications for reregistration will be accepted. In addition, the new law extends the registration term from six to seven years, and the Regulations provide for amendment of the term of registrations filed between July 7, 2006 and December 24, 2012. Also, registrations that were due for renewal between December 24, 2012 and June 18, 2014 will be renewed for seven years.