EGYPT: Design Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✘  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

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Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be legalised up to the Egyptian Consulate and filed within 6 months of the filing date.

Artwork
Drawings or photographs of the design are required upon filing.

Description of the design
Description of the design is required on the day of filing. If the description is not in Arabic, an Arabic translation must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Deed of Assignment
Must be legalised up to the Egyptian Consulate and filed within 6 months of the filing date.

If the applicant is a company, either a certified extract of the applicant’s entry in the Commercial Register or a certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation must be legalised up to the Egyptian Consulate. This document can be filed within 6 months of the filing date

Priority Documents
(if applicable) Must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Further Information

Deadlines
Priority can be claimed 6 months from the first filing date according to the Paris Convention.

Duration and Renewal
The design has an initial term of 10 years from the date of filing, with a possible extension of a further 5-year term upon payment of the required renewal fees. There is a 6-month grace period to pay the fees.

Egypt Design Agents

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