We recently announced the addition of Egypt to our agent network, bringing our total country count to 85. Saba & Co., a leading IP firm in the Middle East and North Africa, will handle PCT national stage entry into Egypt for our clients.
Saba & Co., established in 1937, is one of the leading IP law firms in the Arab world. With over 265 members, the firm operates through an extensive network of branch and representative offices across West Asia, North Africa and their neighboring regions.
If you’re considering filing into Egypt, here are a few key statistics from the CIA World Factbook to consider:
Located in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea north of Sudan
Arabic (official), English and French widely understood
83,688,164 (July 2012 estimate)
Textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals, light manufacturers
Among the top filers into Egypt are leading pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and chemical companies.
PCT national stage entry deadlines/requirements:
Deadline – 30 months from priority date
Extension available? No
Power of Attorney – Required at filing; general or specific allowed
Assignments – Only required when the applicant changed and if that change has not been recorded with the International Bureau
Language – Both an Arabic and English specification must be ready for filing at the 30 month deadline.
Translation extension – Not available
Excess claims fee – Not applicable
Examination request – Deferred after national stage entry
Country notes – The Power of Attorney must be legalized at your local Egyptian consulate and must be submitted within 4 months from the filing date.
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