It has been announced by Official Decree number (22) published in the Egyptian Official Gazette number (59) dated 12 March 2011 that the official fees for Patents Substantive Examination have become EGP7000, from EGP3000 (US$1 = EGP5.90).
This increase was effective as of 13 March 2011 and will be applied on all new applications, as well as unexamined ones. Filing, publication, and registration fees remain unchanged.
All IP practitioners have submitted a complaint to the Minister (newly appointed) in order to reduce the said fees, and in his turn, the Minister sent a request to the Head of Ministers on 21 March 2011, in this respect.
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