Egypt
Supported patent filings

PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: Arabic & English
Translation Extension: Yes**
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes:

* Power of Attorney forms and Assignments must be legalized via the Egyptian consulate in your home country. The consulate will provide instructions on the procedure that is required; note that costs will be incurred for this. Power of Attorney forms and Assignments should be filed at the Egyptian Patent Office within four months from the filing date in Egypt.


** The Arabic translation can be submitted within six months from the application filing date. However, the Arabic translation of the title and abstract, and the English specification or translation, must be submitted at filing.

Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes
Language: Arabic
Translation Extension: Yes**
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes:

* Power of Attorney forms and assignments must be legalized via the Egyptian consulate in your home country. The consulate will provide instructions on the procedure that is required; note that costs will be incurred for this. Power of Attorney forms and assignments should be filed at the Egyptian Patent Office within four months from the filing date in Egypt.


** The Arabic translation can be submitted within six months from the filing date. However, the Arabic translation of the title and abstract must be submitted at filing.


• A certified copy of the priority document must be submitted within three months from the application filing date. An Arabic translation of the Priority Document is also required and must be submitted within six months from the application filing date.


• Extract from the Commercial Registry or Certificate of Incorporation duly legalized up to the Egyptian consulate should be filed at the Egyptian Patent Office within four months from the filing date in Egypt.

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