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EGYPT TRADEMARKS - JAH CO.IP
EGYPT TRADEMARKS

Trademark Requirements:

A power of attorney duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

A simple copy of the certificate of Incorporation or an extract from the Commercial Register.

A certified copy of the priority document in case of claiming priority.

 

Accordingly, the power of attorney and Certificate of incorporation can be filed within 6 months from the date of filing (non-extendable).  The priority document should be submitted within three months from the filing date.

 

It is possible to claim the goods in the class heading for registration purposes. It is also permitted to assign the title of one Class as goods according Trademarks law no. 82 of 2002. In other words, it is possible to claim all goods or services in a certain class.

 

Time frame from filing a trademark application up to registration, on average, in the normal course of action; i.e.  in case that no office action is raised by the trademark registrar or oppositions are lodged by third parties:

Filing up to Examination : 8-10 Months

Examination up to Publication : 1-2 Month from the time of acceptance

Opposition Period : 60 days from the publication date

End of Opposition Period up to Issuance of Registration Certificate : Within 2 Months

Total Estimated Time Frame : 12-15 Months

 

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Registrations
A Power of Attorney legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate, if we do not previously possess one.
The number and date of the registered trademark/service mark.

 

Restoration of a lapsed trademark is applicable within three years from the expiry date.

 

Time frame from filing a trademark renewal application up till issuance of the renewal certificate:

Filing up to Examination : 4-5 Months

Examination up to Publication if exits :  1-2 Month from the time of acceptance

Publication to Issuance of Renewal Certificate : Within 7 days form requesting issuance of the certificate

Total Estimated Time Frame : 6-7 Months

 

Change of name requirements:

 Power of attorney duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

Certificate of change of name duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

List of trademarks concerned.

 

Change of address requirements:

Power of attorney duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

Certificate of change of address duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

List of trademarks concerned.

 

Time frame needed for completing a change of name and/or address recordal:

Filing up to Examination : 9-12 Months

Examination up to Publication if exits : 1-2 Months

Publication to Issuance of Certificate of change and/or name Recordal : Within 7 days form requesting issuance of the certificate

Total Estimated Time Frame : 10-14 Months

 

Assignment requirements:

Power of attorney signed and sealed by the assignee duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

Deed of assignment duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

 

Time frame needed for completing the recordal of an assignment/merger recordal:

Filing up to Examination : 9-12 Months

Examination up to Publication :1-2 Months

Publication to Issuance of Certificate Recordal : Within 7 days form requesting issuance of the certificate

Total Estimated Time Frame : 10-14 Months

 

Trademark procedures in Egypt:

Once an application is filed it will be allotted filing number and ate on the same day of submitting the application and an official filing receipt will be issued as well.

Within six to 12 months the trademark application will undergo substantial examination which will be subject to acceptance absolutely or conditional acceptance or otherwise it might be refused on the basis of prior rights or non-distinctiveness.

The applicant will be entitled to file an appeal against the registrar’s conditional decision to the appeals committee attached to the trademark office within 30 days from registrar’s decision.

If accepted unconditionally or after complying with the Examiner’s condition the trademark application will be advertised in the Trademark Journal.

In the absence of oppositions by third parties within two months from the publication date the registration certificate of the mark will be due for issuance.

Renewal of a trademark registration can be effected with the last six months from the expiry date of the protection period.  A grace period of six months is given with a fine.