Egypt

IP

Office

  • IP Office - Egyptian Patent Office, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Internal Trade Development Authority (ITDA).
  • IP Office Website –  www.egypo.gov.eg and www.itda.gov.eg

Applicable Law

  • Egyptian Trademark Law

General Information

  • Single class filing
  • Classification of goods/services – Nice Classification 10th edition
  • Examination – Formality and substantive
  • Opposition period - 60 days from publication date
  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date
  • Use – Registered marks are subject to cancellation actions by interested parties if there is no actual or effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years

Filing Requirements

  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • In case of claiming priority, a certified copy of the corresponding home or foreign application of the trade/service mark duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.

Renewal

  • A Power of Attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

Assignment

  • A Power of Attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • A Deed of Assignment from both parties legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • An Extract from the Commercial Register or an Article of Incorporation, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

Merger

  • A Power of Attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • A Merger Certificate legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

Mortgage and License

  • A Power of Attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • A Mortgage or a License Agreement legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Articles of Incorporation, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

Recordal of Change of Name or Address

  • A Power of Attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • A certified copy of the Change of Name/Address Certificate

Applicable Law

  • Egyptian Patent Law

General Information

  • Priority can be claimed under Paris Convention within 12 months from the first filing date
  • Member of PCT, Paris Convention.
  • Term of protection - 20 years
  • Annuities shall be paid annually from the second year until the expiration of the patent protection period 

Filing Requirements

  • A Power of Attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • A Deed of Assignment from the inventor if the applicant is not the inventor, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • An Extract from the Commercial Register or Certificate of Incorporation, or any equivalent document, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Certified copy of priority document, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate if claimed

Assignment

  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Deed of Assignment signed by both parties legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • An Extract from the Commercial Register or an Article of Incorporation, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

Recordal of Change of Name or Address

  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Change of Name/Address Certificate legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

Merger

  • Power of Attorney, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Merger Certificate legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

License

  • Power of Attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Mortgage or a License Agreement legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Articles of Incorporation or equivalent legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

 

Applicable Law

  • Egyptian Design Law

General Information

  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date
  • Examination - Formality and novelty
  • Design protection can be renewed for a further period of five years, renewal should be done within the last year of the protection period
  • A grace period of 3 months is also allowed for payment of renewal fees

Filing Requirements

  • Power of attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Four copies of the drawing of the design
  • Brief description of the design
  • Certified copy of the priority document if claimed

Assignment

  • Power of attorney signed by the assignee, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Deed of assignment document signed by both parties, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

Recordal of Change of Name or Address

  • Power of attorney legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Certificate of change of address/name legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Certified copy of the certificate of change of address/name

Merger

  • Power of attorney signed by both parties, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Merger agreement legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation legalized by the Egyptian Consulate

License

  • Power of attorney signed and sealed, legalized by the Egyptian Consulate for each party
  • License agreement legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
  • Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation of the licensee legalized by the Egyptian Consulate
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