It is a distinguished sign used among the various commodities and services, provided that it should not be contrary to morality or public order or being descriptive, identical or similar to other known marks, protected in accordance with the Egyptian law and international treaties, to which Egypt joined including:
The trademark provides its owner with an exclusive right to benefit from the mark to designate the commodities and services, which starts by submitting a request of the trademarks. After that the marks are examined with respect to registration. The protection extends to all goods and services included in the item, and designated in the request.
The request should not contain any violation of the provision of the law and the executive regulations, issued by virtue of which, otherwise the request shall be rejected. The applicant may object to the Registrar’s decision within (30) days from his receipt of the official notice of the decision taken with respect to the request. Trademarks registration requests, approved by the Registrar, are published in the official Gazette along with giving a period of two months from the publishing date to any concerned party to object. The Applicant may submit the said objection by himself or by a Patent Agent. The objection shall be referred to the competent court in case of failure to settle it by the Registrar or dissatisfaction of either Party of the Registrar’s decision. In case of not receiving any objection to the request, the trademark, subject matter of the request, shall be registered and granted the registration certificate.
In accordance with the new regulations of the Egyptian Trademarks Office, the objection period to the rejection of the temporary international registration has been reduced to three (3) months instead of six (6) months as of the notice date, incoming from (WIPO). Protection period of the trademarks is ten (10) years from the request filing date. This term is liable for renewal for similar periods by virtue of submitting a renewal request and payment of the determined fee. The Trademarks Registration Office shall send a written notice to the owner of the registered trademark at that address, recorded in the register within the month following the termination of the protection term. The said notice shall indicate the date on which the renewal fees should be paid and invite him to pay within the grace period.
In case the mark owner does not submit the renewal request within six (6) month after expiry of the stated protection term, the trademarks registration office shall issue its decision to cancel the registration. This eventually will result in striking off the mark from the Register.
Assignment of the trademarks should be registered since the said assignment has no binding force towards others, unless it is published in the Official Gazette and registered in the records of the Trademarks Office. It is not required to attach the waiver with the assignment of the commercial project. Amendments to the names and address of the owner should be also registered. Use of the trademarks in Egypt is not obligatory for submitting a registration request or to continue protection of the trademark. The decision to strike off a trademark necessitates proving non use of the trademark for a period of five (5) consecutive years. Accordingly, the trademark is stricken off, unless the owner proves that non-use of the trademark is for a reasonable cause that satisfies the court. The Trademarks Office or any concerned person may request cancelling any trademark, registered with mala fide. An unauthorized use or transgression of a registered trademark is deemed a punishable crime by virtue of the provisions of the current Trademarks Law
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