What are the procedures for registering a trademark in Egypt?
Before registering a trademark, the full activity of the products or services on which the trademark is placed should be presented to a specialist to indicate the class or classes for which a trademark will be registered in accordance with the international classification of goods and services in its latest version.
What are the procedures for registering
Before registering a trademark, the full activity related to the products or services on which the trademark is placed should be presented to a specialist who will then define the class or classes on which the trademark will be registered in Egypt according to the international classification of goods and services in its latest version .
One of the trademark cases is the appeal against the decision of the Government Office (the General Trademark Department) rejecting the registration of the trademark,
whether being a decision to reject the application for registration of the trademark before the grievance committee or before the opposition committee to prove ownership of the trademark.
The judgment for reversing the decision of the Department and registration of the mark is most likely rendered in cases where there are documents presented to the Court that support the appeal and are consistent with the reasons thereof.
These include, but not limited to, the documents proving the use of the trademark in question prior to the use of the mark that caused the rejection by the Department, (e.g. sales invoices, customs release documents, trademark advertisements in newspapers or magazines, contracts, sale or supply orders, etc.)
What is the trademark according to the Egyptian law
The origin of a trademark goes back a long time when craftsmen signed or marked their artistic or utilitarian products. Over the years, these marks have evolved into a trademark registration and protection system as we know it today. This system helps consumers identify and buy products or services because nature and quality reflected by the trademark satisfy the consumer’s needs.
Q: To whom the Egyptian law gives the right to apply for trademark registration?
A: The registration of a trademark guarantees protection to the owner of the trademark, and also guarantees an exclusive right to use the trademark or authorize the use thereof by the third party in return for a given amount of money. More broadly, the trademark helps promote global entrepreneurship by means of a reward offered to the owners, exemplified by recognition and other benefits.