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What is a patent?

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. An invention provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution.

What does a patent do?

A patent provides its owner the protection of the invention

  1. A Power of Attorney legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.
  2. A deed of assignment legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.
  3. An extract of the entry of the applicant company in the commercial register, or a copy of the certificate of incorporation. The document in either form should be duly legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.
    The above 3 items must be available within 4 months from the filing date; otherwise the application will lapse irrevocably.
  4. A summary of the invention (abstract) in English and Arabic (about 100 words).
  5. The specification in English or French for preparing the Arabic translation. The specification must be subdivided as follows:
  1. Prior art,
  2. Drawbacks of the prior art,
  3. What is new about the invention (improvements),
  4. Detailed description,
  5. Mode of exploitation of the invention,
    the specification in English or French must be filed with the application. The Arabic translation must be submitted within 6 months.
  1. One set of the formal engineering drawings.
  2. The name, address, nationality and profession or nature of business of the applicant(s) and the inventor(s).
  3. A certified copy of the priority document must be filed within 3 months from the filing date. , in case it is claimed.

Notes:

For PCT applications, items 2, 3 and 8 are not required.
Change of Name/Address Applications

  1. A Power of Attorney legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate in the new name or new address.
  2. A change of name and/or address certificate legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.

Assignment Applications

  1. A Power of Attorney signed by the assignee and legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.
  2. An extract of the entry of the assignee company in the commercial register, or a certified copy of the certificate of incorporation legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.
  3. A legalized deed of assignment from the assignor(s) to the assignee(s).

License Applications

  1. A license agreement legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate.
  2. An extract of the entry of the licensee company in the commercial register, or a copy of the certificate of incorporation legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate