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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      Yes
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of trade marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • Certification marks
  • No provision for defensive marks

Classification:

The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Power of Attorney incorporating an Arabic translation, notarized and legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate
  • Certificate of Incorporation legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document

Duration: The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 1 001 450 km2
  • Population: 80.5 million
  • Capital: Cairo
  • Currency:  Egyptian Pound
  • GDP:  $ 500.9 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .eg
  • Languages: Arabic (official language), French, English
  • Exports: Crude oil and petroleum products; cotton yarn; raw cotton; textiles; metal products; chemicals
  • Imports: Machinery and equipment; food; fertilisers; wood products; durable consumer goods; capital goods

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Berne Convention
  • Hague Agreement on Designs
  • Madrid Agreement on Goods
  • Madrid Agreement on Marks
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Nice Agreement on Classification of Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Trade Mark Law Treaty
  • WIPO Convention
  • WTO/TRIPS
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