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									                                                  Eritrea


                                            Intellectual Property Profile

                                                                   Basic Geo-economic Indicators (2007)
                                                            Area (sq. km)                                        117,600
                                                            Population (millions)                                   4.48
                                                            Total GDP (US$ billions)                                1.20
                                                            Total GNI (US$ billions)                                1.11
                                                            Per capita GNI (US$)                                     230
                                                            Adult literacy rate (%;2003)                            60.5


                                                                          National Focal Points (2009)
                                                            Ministry of Education
                                                            Cultural Affairs Bureau
                                                            P.O. Box 5610
                                                            Asmara
                                                            Tel.: (291 1) 113 044
                                                            Fax: (291 1) 113 866
                                                            Email: desbele.mehari@erimoe.gov.er
                                                            Website: www.erimoe.gov.er

                                                            Ministry of Trade and Industry
                                                            Domestic Trade and Intellectual Property
                                                            P.O. Box 1844
                                                            Asmara
                                                            Tel.: (291 1) 113 910; 119 124
                                                            Fax: (291 1) 120 586; 121 462
                                                            Email: Deptrade@gemel.com.er



                 National Legislation of                            Accession to WIPO Convention and
              Intellectual Property Rights                          Conventions Administered by WIPO
                       (as of April 2009)                                          (as of April 2009)

Legislation/Regulations                             Year   Conventions                                  Year of accession
Copyright and Related Rights
Trademarks                                                  WIPO                                                    1997
Geographical Indications                                    Paris (Industrial Property)
Industrial Designs                                          Berne (Literary and Artistic Works)
Patents                                                     Madrid (Registration of Marks)
Layout-Designs (Topographies) of                            Madrid Protocol
  Integrated Circuits                                       Hague (Deposit of Industrial Designs)
Protection of Undisclosed Information                       Nice (Classification of Goods and Services)
Control of Anti-Competitive Practices in                    Lisbon (Appellations of Origin)
  Contractual Licences                                      Rome (Protection of Performers)
Collective Management Society                               Locarno (Classification of Industrial Designs)
                                                            Washington (PCT)
                                                            Strasbourg (International Patent Classification)
                                                            Phonograms Convention
                                                            Vienna (Classification of Figurative Elements
             Intellectual Property Related                     of Marks)
                  National Legislation                      Brussels Convention (Satellites)
                       (as of April 2009)                   Budapest (Deposit of Microorganisms
                                                               for the Purposes of Patent Procedure)
Legislation/Regulations                             Year    Nairobi (Olympic Symbol)
                                                            Film Register Treaty
Foreign Direct Investment                                   Trademark Law Treaty
Science and Technology                                      WIPO Copyright Treaty
Social Folk Custom                                          Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Performing Folk Arts
Oral Literature/Verbal Art
Folk Songs

								
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