Egypt

Reducing refusals in Egypt: practical strategies for rights holders

A number of brand owners have run into problems when filing applications through a subsidiary or associated company in Egypt.

Reducing refusals in Egypt: practical strategies for rights holders
How covid-19 has hit anti-counterfeiting in Africa and what brand owners can do to fight back
27 May 2021

How covid-19 has hit anti-counterfeiting in Africa and what brand owners can do to fight back

The Long Read: The pandemic and related effects of lockdown have had a big impact on the continent’s IP ecosystem. Vanessa Ferguson at Von Seidels runs through some of the most significant upheavals and sets out what rights holders should do to safeguard their brands.

Counterfeit hotspots in Egypt that brand owners must be aware of
11 May 2020

Counterfeit hotspots in Egypt that brand owners must be aware of

In the latest instalment in our regular series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to the African nation of Egypt.

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8 Oct 2019

Egypt registry delays trademark fee increase, Slayer brand, and Joker licence controversy: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at CPA Global unveiling the latest version of its IP system, food brands being targeted by hackers, Metallica celebrating a trademark dispute win, and much more. Read more

1 Oct 2019

Trademark licensing in Africa: an A-Z whistle-stop tour

With Africa proving to be a particularly lucrative region for brands seeking licensing opportunities, we examine what rights holders need to know about trademark licences from a swathe of nations across the continent. Read more

13 Sep 2019

Extinction Rebellion trademark, Egypt fee rise, and Crocs Gloves in art gallery: news digest

In our latest edition, we look at Māori uproar over a New Zealand trademark application, WIPO in Hungary, MARQUES addressing long goods and services lists at the EUIPO, and much more. Read more

24 May 2018

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Egypt

In addition to the IP Law, a number of other laws and regulations govern the protection and enforcement of trademark rights in Egypt. Read more

Enforcement and Litigation

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13 Dec 2016

Litigation procedures and strategies: Egypt

Careful consideration should be given to the nature of the dispute before embarking on litigation for trademark cases. Perhaps because of the uncertainty, costs and timeframes involved in pursuing litigation for trademark disputes, in straightforward cases trademark owners frequently pursue alternative enforcement measures through administrative bodies, customs authorities or the police.

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Government/Policy

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26 Oct 2016

Egypt terminates London Act of the Hague Agreement

Egypt has terminated the London Act of the Hague Agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organisation, but remains a member of the agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Design and the Geneva Act.

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Portfolio Management

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26 May 2005

Egypt accedes to Nice Agreement

WIPO has announced that the Arab Republic of Egypt has signed and entered
into the Nice Agreement concerning the international classification of goods
and services for the purposes of the registration of marks. The agreement will
come into force on June 18 2005.

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Trademark law

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1 Mar 2016

Establishing bona fide use in the Middle East and Africa

The <em class="Alright-italic">bona fide</em> use requirement in the Middle East and Africa differs significantly from that in the United States. We examine the different evidence that may be considered when challenging an applicant’s use in administrative or court proceedings

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