Designs: Egypt

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention and PCT

Novelty Requirements : Yes

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : Yes

Protection Period : 10 Years from filing date

Extension Term : One time for 5 years

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Opposition : Yes – within 2 months as of publication date

Cancellation : A registration of a design or an industrial model is subject to cancellation in the event any interested party requests such a cancellation before the competent tribunal, on the grounds that the subject design or industrial model was not novel at the time of filing the relevant application

Annuity Payments : None

Compulsory Licensing : Yes

Working or nominal working of Designs : None

Notes : 

  1. The International Classification of Designs is followed in Egypt.
  2. Designs filed under the old law (before 2002) are still valid for 15 years from the date of application regardless of priority. Annuities for which are paid every five years, and the first annuity is paid at the time of filing.


Filing Requirements

Design Filing Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate. 
  2. Four representations of the design or model on good quality paper.
  3. A legalized extract of the entry of the applicant company in the Commercial Register or a legalized copy of the certificate of incorporation; which includes the name, address, nationality, legal status and profession or nature of business of the applicant. 
  4. A certified copy of the priority document (if claimed).

All documents must be available within three months from the filing date. 


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