Egypt

 

 

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.

 

TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification

International, Nice 10th Edition

Our associates in Egypt have advised that multi-class applications are possible, but they do not recommend filing them because the additional class fees are exactly the same as for the first class, and an objection raised in one class delays the entire application.  As a result, therefore, this type of application is rarely adopted.
Goods and services can be registered

Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Use of trade marks in Egypt is not compulsory for filing applications for registration, nor for maintaining registrations in force.  However, a registration is vulnerable to cancellation on the strength of a court decision obtained to this effect by any interested party.  A cancellation action relies primarily on establishing sufficient grounds that the mark in question has not actually been used seriously for a period of five consecutive years.

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

Substantive, with or without priority claim;

PCT national phase

Priority Convention priority  may be claimed
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities Annuities are payable annually, on the first and each subsequent anniversary of the effective filing date.  A 12-month grace period is available.
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority  may be claimed
Duration A design or industrial model, once registered, is valid for 5 years from the date of filing the application. A registration can be renewed for two further periods of 5 years each, up to a total of 15 years.
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date