For Intellectual Property
Trademarks & Industrial Designs
Verification of Data
A verification of data can be made at the Trademark Office in order to update the current status of a given mark.
Search on Trademark
A search on a trademark can be conducted locally and Internationally at the Trademark Office
under a certain class or classes according to the International classification of goods or
services (45 classes).
We advise our clients to conduct a search, before filing a trademark application, in order to avoid any confliction with a prior registration during the examination of the trademark at the Trademark Office.
A search report can be prepared and sent within 3 - 4 days from receiving instructions.
Registration of a Trademark Application
Registration procedures of a trademark is made in 3 steps:
Filing of a trademark:
A trademark application is filed with the following documents:
Note: According to the regulations, documents must be
available within 6 months from the filing date. Please be advised that if the documents were not
available by the due date, the above-captioned trademark application will lapse.
You are kindly requested to provide us with the above documents at least one-month ahead of time, in order to enable us to prepare the necessary translations prior to filing them at the Egyptian Trademark Office.
Publication in Official Gazette:
Once the application has been accepted, publication fees can be paid.
All accepted applications will be published in O.G.
Registration of a trademark:
After the expiry date of opposition period ( 60 days from publication)
, registration fees can paid.
In case of rejection of a trademark application, a petition can be filed within 30 days from the notification of the rejection.
Renewal of Registration of a Trademark
Renewal of registration of a trademark can be renewed each 10 years from the filing date. Such renewal can be made within one year before the expiry date without any extra fees.
|Renewal On or before due date||without extra fees|
|Renewal Within 6 months||with extra fees|
|Re-instatement of registration is allowed and within 3 years from the filing date||with extra fees|
Recordal of change of name/address of the Applicant Company
In order to record a change of name or address, the following is needed:
An opposition can be filed within 60 days from the issuance date of the official gazette.
Respond to opposition
A reply to an opposition can be filed within 30 days from the notification of an opposition.
A Petition on a Decision of the Trademark Office
A petition can be filed within 30 days from the date of issuance of the official notification sent by the Trademark Office.
A Petition is filed in case of :
If the petition is accepted by the Appeal Committee, publication fees
can be paid within 3 months from the Appeal Committee's decision.
To the contrary, if the Appeal Committee supports the rejection, a court case can be filed within 60 days from the Appeal Committee Session.
Recordals on a registered trademark
Assignment Applicions :
License agreement's requirements:
All documents required, should be Notarized and Legalized.
Certified Copies from the Trademark Office
Certified copies can be obtained from the Trademark Office for the following:
No POA is needed in the above cases.