COUNTRY : ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
CAPITAL : CAIRO
LANGUAGE : ARABIC
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, WTO - TRIPS, MADRID AGREEMENT AND MADRID PROTOCOL, TRADEMARK LAW TREATY, BERNE CONVENTION, WIPO, PCT
The Intellectual Property Rights Office of Egypt is administered known by the Commercial Registration Department.
FILING OF TRADEMARKS IN EGYPT:
Filing of Trademarks in Egypt:
1. NATIONAL REGISTRATIONS : Only for the territory of Egypt.
Please refer our Treaties section on International Protection under Madrid System.
It is highly advisable to conduct a search of the proposed mark to ensure that a similar mark has not been applied for by other contenders and is not pending registration or is already registered.
Filing is done with the Trademark office of Egypt .
• Infringement & Opposition Actions
• License and Assignment procedures
• Trademark Watch Services
Once the application is filed, a Preliminary (formality) examination regarding compliance of all the requisites is carried out along with a search for prior existing trademarks followed by Substantive examination.
Once accepted, the trademark is published in the official IP gazette. Within 60 days, opposition if any from interested 3rd parties is to be lodged.
Once the trademark is accepted for registration, the Registrar of trademarks will enter the details of the trademark onto the trademark register and the applicant will be issued with a certificate of registration.
Post Filing: Failure to use the mark post registration for 5 yrs. continuously could lead to premature termination of the mark.
For quotation: firstname.lastname@example.org