Recent successes in appeals for delays in meeting formalities deadlines for patent matters in Egypt

Egypt is one of several countries that still require applicants to obtain legalisation of certain documents when filing patent, design or trademark applications in that country. Failure to file the legalised documents within the deadlines provided often lead to lapsing of the right in question. Applicants are afforded the opportunity to file an appeal against […]

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Adams & Adams Your Trusted Partner in North Africa

As Africa’s largest intellectual property law firm, Adams & Adams (A&A) has continued to establish Associate Offices in strategic jurisdictions within the continent. With 23 Associate Office across Africa currently, the establishment of an office in Egypt in 2015, remains a significant milestone in the evolution of the firm. Our office in Egypt has provided […]

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EGYPT – Establishment of the Egyptian Organisation for Intellectual Property Rights

Following the launch of Egypt’s National Intellectual Property strategy by Prime Minister Moustfa Madbouly in September 2022, Law No. 163 of 2023 was recently ratified by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and officially published in the Official Gazette on 13th August 2023. Law No. 163 of 2023 provides for the establishment of the Egyptian Organisation […]

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EGYPT: Increase in Patent Examination Official Fees

From 22 February 2023, the official fees for patent examination increased from EGP 17,000 to EGP 25,000 in Egypt. A decree in this regard was published in the Official Gazette number 43 dated 21 February 2023 by the Patent Office.  The fees increase follows a decision by the country’s ministry of Higher Education and Scientific […]

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Draft bill establishing Egyptian Intellectual Property Authority approved

Egyptian Cabinet have approved a bill to establish the Egyptian Intellectual Property Authority, the first entity of its kind in the country. The Authority will be responsible for regulating and protecting intellectual property rights in the country in accordance with Egypt’s international commitments, while balancing these rights with its social, economic and cultural needs. The […]

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Egypt -New Financial Technology (Fintech) Law and Regulations

On 14 February 2022, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi signed the country’s first Financial Technology Law, No. 5 of 2022 (“the FinTech Law”) into law[1]. The FinTech Law is aimed at introducing the long-awaited rules governing the provisions of various non-banking financial services/activities by “concerned entities”, through technological mediums aligned with the Egyptian Government’s […]

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Egypt – Decrease in the Committee of Opposition’s turnaround time for decisions

Recent developments at the Committee of Oppositions in Egypt have resulted in a drastic reduction in the time taken for the Committee to render decisions. Whilst in the past it was common practice to wait in excess of a year for the Committee of Oppositions to render a decision, the Committee is now regularly rendering […]

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Egyptian Patent Office – Transitional period to shift from a paper-based system to online filing.

In terms of Resolution No. 16 of 2022 dated 23 January 2022, the President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, has mandated that patent agents have from 01 January 2022 to 28 February 2022 to prepare themselves for online filing for all patent matters in Egypt. In terms of the notice, agents are […]

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Africa Update 2020 – Egypt

Egyptian Trade Mark Office Fee Increase on Hold Official fee increases which were tabled in the ministerial decree No.179 dated 4 September 2019, were supposed to come into effect on 5 September 2019. However, this increase has not yet been effected and remains on hold. Associate Office hosts INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Workshop INTA Anti-counterfeiting Workshop In […]

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