Patents: Egypt

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention and PCT

Novelty Requirements : Absolute worldwide Novelty.

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : Patents are examined with respect to compliance with the formalities, patentability, content & Novelty.

Protection Period : 20 Years from filing date

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette after acceptance

Opposition : Yes – within 2 months as of publication date

Annuity Payments : Yearly starting from filing date

Grace period for Annuity payments : One year with payment of fines.

Compulsory Licensing : Yes – if the Patent was not used within 3 years from grant date , or within 4 years from filing date, or use ceases for one year without a reasonable excuse.

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate. 
  2. A deed of assignment legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate. 
  3. The name, address, nationality, and profession or nature of business of the 
    applicant(s) and the inventor(s). 
  4. The specification in English for preparing the Arabic translation. 
  5. A summary of the invention (abstract) in English and Arabic (about 100 words). 
  6. One set of the formal drawings. 
  7. An extract of the entry of the applicant company in the commercial register, or a 
    copy of the certificate of incorporation duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate. 
  8. A certified copy of the priority document must be submitted within three months 
    in case of Priority.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney signed by the assignee and legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate. 
  2. An extract of the entry of the assignee company in the commercial register or a certified copy of the certificate of incorporation legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate. 
  3. A Deed of assignment from the assignor(s) to the assignee(s) legalized up to Egyptian Consulate.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. A legalized license agreement up to the Egyptian Consulate. 
  2. An extract of the entry of the licensee company in the commercial register or copy 
    of the certificate of incorporation legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate. 
  2. A change of name and/or address certificate legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

 

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