EGYPT

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The Arab Republic of Egypt, home of the colossal Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel, Sudan and Libya. Egypt has one of the longest histories of any country, and one of the largest and most diversified economies in the Middle East. Egypt is a founding member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, Arab League, African Union, and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Trade Marks

Nice Classification ✓
Madrid System ✓
Multi-class Applications ✓
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Registration Timetable:
From Filing to Registration, 2 – 3 Years.

Duration and Renewal:
10 years with optional 10-year renewal periods.

Egypt is a First to File country.
(whomever first FILES the mark gets the rights)

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Patents

Paris Convention ✓
PCT ✓
Examination ✓
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Registration Timetable:
Complete Patent, 2 to 3 years

Duration and Renewal:
20 years with annual renewal fees from the 1st anniversary of the effective date.
Possible extensions.

Translation:
Specification in English or French required on the day of filing, for translation in to Arabic.

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Designs

Paris Convention ✓
Locarno Classification ✓
Hague Agreement ✓
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Registration Timetable:
Registered Design, 12 – 18 Months.

Duration and Renewal:
Industrial designs have a duration of 10 years. Possible 5 year extension.

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Copyright

Copyright can be registered in Egypt.

Copyright Duration:
50 years from the filing date.

Economy

Egypt’s key economic sectors:
Irrigation plays a major role in a country the very livelihood of which depends upon a single river, the Nile. Egypt is the world’s largest producer of dates, the 2nd largest producer of figs, the 4th largest producer of strawberries, onions, buffalo milk and eggplants as well as the 5th largest producer of tomatoes and watermelon.

Egypt is one of world’s largest producers of:
Dates, figs, strawberries, onions, buffalo milk, eggplants, watermelon and tomatoes.

Main Export Partners (2016):
United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Main Import Partners (2016):
China, Germany, United States, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia.