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Trademarks

General Information
  • Classification - 10th edition
  • Search - Possible for word and device marks
  • Examination - Formality, substantive and relative grounds
  • Opposition Period - 2 months or 60 days from publication date
  • Extension of Time - Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
  • Term of Protection - 10 years from filing date
  • Use - Exposed 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, home or foreign application of the trade/service mark duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.

Renewal
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.

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

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

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

Mortage and Licensing
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • A Mortgage or a License Agreement duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Article of Incorporation duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.

Patents

General Information
  • Search - Patent applications and patents may be searched by title, patentee name, priority/PCT number, application number, subject matter
  • Examination - As to form, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, unity and compliance
  • Publication - Patents are published in the Official Gazette after acceptance
  • Opposition Period - 60 days from publication
  • Annuities - Paid annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable before grant. A grace period of 12 months is allowed for late payment annuities with an extra charge
  • Term of Protection - 20 years from the international filing date

Filing Requirements
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.

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

Merger
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • A Mortgage or a License Agreement duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Article of Incorporation duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.

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

Industrial designs

General Information
  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date
  • Examination - Formality and novelty
  • Application with multiple figures - Acceptable for up to 50 figures
  • Renewal - Protection can be renewed for a further period of five years when owner applies for a renewal
  • Within the last year of the protection period. A grace period of 3 months is also allowed.

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 from assignee dulylegalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Deed of assignment document signed by both parties duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.

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

License
  • Power of attorney signed and sealed duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate for each party.
  • License agreement document duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation of the licensee duly
  • legalized by the Egyptian Consulate. Recordal of the registered user or license agreement document after registration certificate is issued.

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of attorney dulylegalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certificate of change of name duly legalized by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the certificate of change of address

Domain Name
  • DOMAIN name ending with (.com.eg) -
  • Certificate of incorporation in Egypt.
  • Tax Card
  • Trademark registration certificate (registered at least 5 years ago)



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