Trade Marks

International Arrangements:
Paris Union, Madrid Union (Agreement and Protocol), TRIPS.
It is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Egypt.

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, COLLECTIVE MARKS and CERTIFICATION MARKS. There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE MARKS or SERIES MARKS.

Classification:
The International Classification of goods and services applies.
A separate application is required for each class of goods or services.
Multi-class applications are possible. However, we do not recommend filing multi-class applications because the additional class fees (for all operations) are exactly the same as for the first class, and an objection raised in one class will delay the entire application.

Documents required:
A. New Applications

  • Power of Attorney, incorporating an Arabic translation*
  • Ten prints, even for word marks in ordinary type
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified English and Arabic translation

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney, incorporating an Arabic translation*

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, incorporating an Arabic translation*
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified Arabic translation*
  • Certificate of Incorporation/Extract from Commercial Register, with verified Arabic translation*

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, incorporating an Arabic translation*
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified Arabic translation*

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, incorporating an Arabic translation*
  • Certificate of Change of Address, with verified Arabic translation*

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Powers of Attorney, incorporating an Arabic translation from proprietor and licensee*
  • Licence Agreement, with verified Arabic translation*
  • Certificate of Incorporation/Extract from Commercial Register relating to licensee, with verified Arabic translation*

* To be legalised up to an Egyptian Consul.

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