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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 is a trademark or industrial mark ?
The trademark or industrial mark is any sign or indication placed by the trader or the manufacturer on the products he sells or manufactures to distinguish them from other similar products.
The documents required for the registration of a trademark.
1 – Name, address, nationality, and profession of the applicant. If the applicant is a company, then its name, address, nationality, and purpose should be provided.
When filling out the application for registering a trademark, it is sufficient to provide a photocopy of the commercial register if the applicant is a company or a proof of the applicant’s identity in the case where the commercial register is unavailable.
2 – The mark to be registered as used in the marketplace, taking into account that any foreign letters should be Arabicized in clear marks and that the Arabic version should be drawn in larger letters compared to the foreign language letters only if the applicant is Egyptian.
3 – A detailed statement of the goods or services to be labeled with the trademark in the appropriate class or classes according to the international classification of goods and services (a classification for 45 classes).
4 – An official power of attorney documented by the applicant for representation before the competent authorities to register trademarks. The power of attorney should be signed by the authorized signatory in the case where the applicant is a company, noting that the power of attorney can be filed within 6 months from the date of filing the application.
The trademark or the industrial mark aims to distinguish products to attract the customers and public consumers. The services provided by these marks are exemplified by enabling consumers to readily identify their favorite goods.
The trademark or the industrial mark refers either to the country of production, the source of the manufacture of the goods, their origin, type, rank, guarantee, or the method of preparation thereof, or to indicate the provision of a given.