Designs and industrial models are protected in Egypt through registration with the competent office. The International Classification for Industrial Designs under the Locarno Agreement is applied in Egypt. A registration is effective with novelty examination.
A design or an industrial model registration is valid for 10 years starting from the date of filing the application. A registration can be renewed once for further 5 years. A registration of a design or an industrial model is subject to cancellation in the event any interested party requests such a cancellation before the competent tribunal, on the grounds that the subject design or industrial model was not novel at the time of filing the relevant application. The registration, assignment and cancellation of design and industrial model registrations are published in the Official Gazette and entered in the register.
The expertly trained Trademark and design attorneys in MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, will strongly assist clients in obtaining Egyptian design rights.
For the purpose of this Law, industrial design or model shall mean any arrangement of lines and every three dimension shape, with or without colors, if it is new and industrially applicable. If a client has a design which is currently being considered whether to be protected in Egypt, they should feel free to contact MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, The Trademark and design attorneys will offer appropriate advice on rights-based use of the design protection system.
MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, provides clients with total support to obtain strong design rights; MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, support ranges from identifying the design object of protection and selecting the most appropriate type of application
Response To Official Actions
MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, assists clients in responding to official actions with preliminary advice according to the stage of development, i.e., notification of refusal, decision of refusal etc.
Subsequent Management Of Registration
MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, provides sure and detailed after-registration services.
MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, for example, gives clients timely previous notice of subsequent payments of the annual fee, and promptly proceeds with the payments. In addition, MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, p.c. supports all kinds of registration applications such as recordal of change of name and/or address, recordal of merger, assignment, license, agreement etc.
MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, p.c. handles design invalidation trials; in the case a client files an invalidation trial against another person's design registration, and vice versa.
MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, MONA BAKIR & SON OFFICE, p.c.'S experienced Trademark and design attorneys also give clients expert opinions on all types of issues.
Any Infringement Or Unauthorized Use Of A Registered Design Or Industrial Model Is Punishable Under The Current Law