EGYPT: Trademark Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✓  Madrid System
✘  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

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Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be notarized and legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.
If we attend to legalization: only scanned copy of signed Power of Attorney required.

Proof of activity of the applicant
Simple copy of certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register.

Priority Documents
(if priority is claimed) Copy of home application, certified by the relevant Trademarks Office as a true copy thereof.

Details of the Applicant
Full names.
Physical Address.
Nationality / country of incorporation.

Details of the Trade Mark(s)
Word mark or logo.
If the trademark is a logo, please send electronically.
Details of colours claimed, if applicable.

List of goods and/or services
(try to limit to 5 items per application, additional charges may apply for each additional item over 5).

Details of priority Application, if applicable:
Number.
Filing Date.
Country.

Further Information

Classification
The International Classification of Goods and Services is followed.
Multi-class applications are possible: 1 application covers 1 trademark in 1 class.

Time Frames
Informal Search: 4 – 5 business days
Formal Search: 1 – 2 weeks
From filing up to Registration: 15 – 18 months
Opposition Period: 60 days from publication
Duration: 10 years from filing date and renewable for further periods of 10 years.

Procedure
The informal search is done in an internal database of published trademarks.
The formal search is conducted directly in the official trademarks register.
Applications are examined for formal and substantial requirements and conflict with prior registrations and pending applications.
If no opposition is filed, the registration certificate will be issued.
Accepted applications will be published for opposition purposes.

Egypt Trademark Agents

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