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Egypt Deed of Assignment for Trademarks
DOA
Egypt Power of Attorney for Trademarks
POA

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Egypt Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
10th edition — single class application
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Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
60 days from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of incorporation, legalized
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, legalized
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• All documents may be submitted within 6 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
What you need to know
• Grace period of 6 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
• Certificate of the incorporation of the assignee, legalized
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
• Separate POAs are required from the assignee and assignor
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
• Certificate of incorporation, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
• Certificate of incorporation, legalized
What you need to know
• License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties
• May be recorded for registrations only
• Separate POAs are required from the licensee and licensor