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Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

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Year of current version:1994
Date of entry into force of original text:August 21, 1995
Date of Text (Adopted):December 8, 1994
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE Constitution), the supreme law of the country, was adopted in Addis Ababa by the Constitutional Assembly on December 8, 1994, and came into force on August 21, 1995.

The Constitution contains provisions relating to intellectual property. Article 40 guarantees the protection for intangible products that are produced by labor and creativity. Articles 51 (19), 55 and 89 defines the responsibilities of the Government for ensuring the protection of patent inventions and copyrights.
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Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Complete document (pdf) [240 KB] Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Complete document (htm) [192 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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