Seble Geberegiorgis Baraki


  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Foreign languages: English, Amharic, Tigrigna


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Joined the firm in 2020
  • Principal Attorney at SGB Law Office (2015-2020)
  • Registered Trademark Agent in Ethiopia (2019)
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer, Aman Assefa and Associates Law Office, Addis Ababa (2014-2015)
  • Intellectual Property Expert, Debebe Legesse Business and Consultancy Private Limited Company, Addis Ababa (2014-2015)
  • External Contributor, MCIT, Addis Ababa (2015)
  • National Individual Consultant for Bylaw Preparation, UNDP, Addis Ababa (2015)
  • Legal Researcher, Federal Justice and Legal System Research Institute (JLSRI), Addis Ababa (2011)
  • Research Fellow and Ethiopia Team Member, Open African Innovation, Cape Town (2012-2014)
  • Junior legal expert, Redaee Baraki Law Office, Addis Ababa (2008-2009)


  • LLM in European Intellectual Property Law from the University of Stockholm (2010-2011)
  • LLB in Laws from the Addis Ababa University (2004-2008)

Knowledge Sharing

Spotlight on IP – Trademark protection in Ethiopia

Recent liberalisation initiatives by the Ethiopian government have attracted interest from local and foreign businesses: the consequent growth of Ethiopia’s market underlines how important it is to protect intangible assets as much as others. Since the introduction of the Commercial Code i …

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Ethiopian Parliament approves new Commercial Code

The FDRE House of People’s Representative’s session on March 25th, 2021 has approved a draft bill to amend the 1960 Commercial Code. The new Code, which replaces the old Commercial Code in force for over 62 years, has been anticipated by practitioners and the business community for a v …

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Investment opportunities for the Ethiopian diaspora community

Foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin can contribute to the development and prosperity of their country of origin. Consequently, restrictions on foreign nationals regarding the use of economic, social and administrative services do not apply to foreign nationals of Ethiopian origin who hold an …

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Salient features of Ethiopia’s logistics policy

Ethiopia has laid out its first ever policy on the logistics sector. The policy endorsed by the council of ministers and published by ministry of transport is expected to serve as a guidance for further legislative enactments and determine the set up and function of public enterprises that serv …

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Ethiopia: Investment Proclamation n. 1180/2020

The Ethiopian government has issued a new investment proclamation, with a view to enhancing the role of the private sector and increasing the country’s global competitiveness. The Ethiopian Council of Ministers must still specify the details of the new investment framework in an upcoming r …

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Two new appointments in Ethiopia for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede - 25 May 2020

Leading Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede strengthens its ranks with the appointment of Seble Geberegiorgis Baraki and Weynalem Weldesenbet as local partners in Addis Ababa. Seble Geberegiorgis Baraki (34) is an expert in corporate, commercial …

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