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.

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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