Egypt 

Paths to protection

Ways to protect your invention

Patents are a way of protecting your inventions. By filing a successful patent you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit your invention for a period of time.

National Patents are the most effective way of defending your invention if you only require protection in a single jurisdiction. If this is not enough for your needs, this country has signed international agreements on patents, which facilitate their internationalization:

PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)

The PCT system allows simplified international patent applications which in turn eases national filings.

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If you need to protect your Intellectual Property abroad, through our Global Network of offices and associates, we can make your Intellectual Property assets expand to every nation you desire, ensuring full legal protection of your rights.

If you have further questions, we would be delighted to schedule a conference call and answer any questions you may have.

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Egypt

Patent Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Substantive Examination

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

IP Office

Time until registration

3 years

Opposition Period

2 months

Use Requirement Period

4 years

National Filing Requirements

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of incorporation, legalized (if applicable).
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney from the assignee, legalized.
  •  Deed of assignment from the assignor and assignee, legalized.
  •  Certificate of change of name, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of change of address, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney from the licensor and licensee, legalized.
  •  Licensing/Assignment agreement, legalized.

PCT Filing

  •  Applicant data.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of incorporation, legalized (if applicable).
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Deed of assignment, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of change of name, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Certificate of change of address, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney, legalized.
  •  Power of attorney from the licensor and licensee, legalized.
  •  Licensing/Assignment agreement, legalized.

Latest news

ANNOUNCEMENT

Increase in Official Fees in Egyptian Trademark Office currently on hold

Following the new Value Added Tax (VAT), since July of 2019, which stipulates that each requested action with the Trademark Office is subject to VAT of 14%, there is a new increase in the official fees for trademark prosecution by the Egyptian Trademark Office. Implemented by the ministerial decree no.179, of the 4th of September 2019, this increase in official fees would be implemented from 5th of September, but it has so far been put on hold. Once the new fees are introduced, our schedule of fees will be amended to reflect this change.

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