A Memorandum has recently been signed between the Omani Patent Office and the Egyptian Patent Office, according to which the Omani Patent Office has announced that all patent applications which were filed between 2003 and 2007 will be forwarded to the Egyptian Patent Office for substantive examination.

Accordingly, applicants of such cases are required to file an official request for substantive examination and pay the official substantive examination fee for all applications filed in the years 2003 to 2007 and which have been accepted as to form, within two months as from 2 November 2014, otherwise these applications will be considered withdrawn. 

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