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Intellectual property protection in Egypt

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Egypt general info

Officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. With over 100 million inhabitants, Egypt is the most populous country in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arab world, the third-most populous in Africa (after Nigeria and Ethiopia), and the thirteenth-most populous in the world. The politics of Egypt are based on republicanism, with a semi-presidential system of government. 


IP Legal Base in Egypt

Constitution of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Law on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights


International organizations/agreements

Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement concerning the International Patent Classification
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Agreement concerning the Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Washington Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants


Patent Office Contact Details

Egyptian Patent Office
101 Kasr El Ainy Street
P.O. 11516 Cairo
Phone: +20 2 279 21 291
Fax: +20 2 279 21 272


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Egypt are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by AHMED ALLAM IP LAW FIRM & ASSOCIATES on 26.01.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Egyptian IP Laws