Patents - Filing Requirements


Patent Filing Requirements
  • Power of attorney legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certified copy of priority document if claimed.
  • Three copies of the specifications, claims, and drawings in English and Arabic languages.
  • Deed of assignment signed by both parties, legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.

Notes
  • Late filing of documents: late filing of the power of attorney and the certificate of incorporation is allowed within 4 months from filing date without penalty.
  • Extension of time for late filing of documents: not allowed.

Late filing of the power of attorney and the certificate of incorporation is allowed within 4 months from filing date without penalty. However, the late filing of the priority document is allowed within 3 months from the filing date.

There is a substantive examination for the design for novelty, with a six months grace period of earlier disclosure.

Annuity Requirements
  • No documents are required.

Patent Assignment
  • Power of attorney signed and sealed by the assignee, legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Deed of assignment document signed by both parties, legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.

Notes
  • Late filing of documents: not allowed.

Patent Merger
  • Power of attorney signed and sealed by the assignee, legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Merger agreement document legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.

Notes
  • Late filing of documents: not allowed.

Patent Recordal of Change
  • Power of attorney legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certificate of change of name legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the certificate of change of address.

Notes
  • Late filing of documents: not allowed.

Patent License
  • Power of attorney signed and sealed, legalised by the Egyptian Consulate from each party.
  • License agreement document legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the extract from the commercial register or certificate of incorporation of the licensee legalised by the Egyptian Consulate.
  • Registered user or license agreement document after the registration certificate is issued.
  • Nominal amount of US$10 is required.

Notes
  • Late filing of documents: not allowed.