Egypt Trade Marks

Trade Mark filings according to the Nice Classification of Goods and Services: Egypt

Smit & Van Wyk Intellectual Property law firm in Africa specialise in Egypt Trade Marks for goods and services, collective marks and certification marks. Egypt has one of the longest histories of any country, and one of the largest and most diversified economies in the Middle East. Egypt is a founding member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, Arab League, African Union, and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Egypt is a First to File country. (whomever first FILES the mark gets the rights)

Egypt Trade Marks Requirements

To file a trade mark in Egypt, the requirements are as follows:

  • Power of Attorney with Arabic translation, notarised and legalised up to the Egyptian Consulate
  • Details of the Applicant (full names, physical address, nationality/country of incorporation)
  • Certificate of Incorporation, legalised up to the Egyptian Consulate
  • Representation of the trade mark(s)
  • List of goods and/or services
  • Certified copy of priority document (if applicable)

Egypt follows the The Nice Classification of Goods and Services and the duration of protection is 10 years from filing date and renewable for further periods of 10 years. Egypt is signed to the following International and Regional Systems: Paris Convention and Madrid Protocol.

Egypt’s main imports consist of pharmaceuticals and non-petroleum products such as wheat, maize, cars and spare parts. The main export products are cotton, rice, fresh oranges, potatoes and fresh onions, while the principal imports are wheat and wheat flour, maize, frozen meat, dairy products, refined sugar and vegetable oils. Egypt’s most important trading partners include China, the United States, Italy, Germany, and the Gulf Arab countries.

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