Egypt

classification
CLASSIFICATION
10th edition – single class application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks

examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized
  • Copy of priority documents, if priority is claimed, legalized

What you need to know

  • All documents may be submitted within 6 months from filing date
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Patent applications and patents may be searched by title, patentee name, priority/PCT number, application number, subject matter
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, unity, and compliance

publications
PUBLICATION
Patents are published in the Official Gazette after allowance
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date (minus one day) and payable prior to grant. 12 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date (minus one day)

Filing Requirements

Legalized POA required for all of the below procedures

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of International Publication
  • Copy of International Search Report (ISR)
  • Copy of International Preliminary Examination Report (if available)
  • Title and Abstract in Arabic
  • 1 copy of specifications in English (or original language)
  • 3 copies of specifications in Arabic
  • Sworn English translation of priority (if in different language)

What you need to know

  • POA may be submitted within 4 months from filing date
  • Copy of International Publication, copy of ISR, copy of International Preliminary Examination Report (if available), and Title and Abstract in Arabic must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Remaining documents may be submitted within 6 months from filing date
extension-of-time
DURATION
10 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form and novelty

publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Admissible for up to 50 figures

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalize
  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized
  •  6 copies of the representations
  •  Brief separate illustration of the drawings 
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
  • Description of the design
  • Deed of assignment from the inventor(s), legalized

What you need to know

  • Copies of the representations, description of the design, and a brief separate illustration of the drawings must be submitted at the time of filing
  • Deed of assignment may be submitted within 6 months of filing date
  • POA, certificate of incorporation, and priority document may be submitted within 6 months of filing date

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