The Minister of High Education & Scientific Research issued recently a resolution in which the Egyptian Patent office will accept an extension of time beyond the 30 months deadline to enter the national phase for all PCT applications. Accordingly, the total period will be 33 months instead of 30 months. The three additional months will be granted after filing a request to the Patent Office and paying extra fees for late filing. The extra fees for late filing will be subject to an increase from the first month up to the third month.
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