Intellectual Property

HANAFI LAW & PARTNERS (T.Hanafi & K.Fahmy) - LAW FIRM

T. Hanafi & K. Fahmy firm has more fifty years of experience in the intellectual property field and we are one of only a handful of law firms in Egypt, middle east and all Arab countries which devotes a great deal of its practice to intellectual property matters. Our firm counts on expert and qualified professionals. Most of them prior examiners and specialists at the patent office, specialized in the execution, management and advising in technical, legal , commercial and administrative matters, related with the activity, our clients need. It gives us great pleasure to inform you that our company and law office is at your service with authorized trade mark and patent attorneys and specialized counselors for protection of intellectual property rights of your firm and your clients in Egypt. We handle both registration proceeding of trade marks, patents, industrial designs, copyright, software, plant varieties, licenses and utility models and disputes which may arise out of or in connection with this subject as a consulting firm and a law office. In any case of infringement of an intellectual property right in Egypt, all legal and criminal proceeding starts immediately by the clients or firms order, in accordance with the new Egyptian legislation related to the TRIPs agreements protecting these rights, Through our law office.

Patent

1-Filling a patent application
2-Filling a patent application according to PCT
3-Claiming convention priority
4-Inserting Arabic numerals on drawings (per sheet)
5-Preparing formal drawings (per sheet)
6-Preparing a summary of the invention including a brief illustration
7-Printing Arabic specification and drawings for circulation(per page )
8-Request for novelty search
9-Request for examination of patentability if a request for novelty search has not been filed
10-Request for examination of patentability if a request for novelty search has been filed
11-Providing of a letters patent or priority certificate
12-Annuity for the 2nd year . (Each further year up to 20 the year addition)
13-Recording a merger against a patent application
14-Recording a license against a patent
15-Recording a change of owner’s or address against a patent
16-Assignment of patent application
17-Amendment of the specifications, claims or drawings
18-Amendment of the title of patent application
19-Search for a patent under the patent title
20-Obtaining a copy of the patent specification in English ( per page )
21-Advertisement for nominal working
22-Translation from English, French and German into Arabic ( per page )
23- Scanning Drawing and Chemical Formula from English, French and German into Arabic ( per page )
24-reexamination by Egyptian Patent Office of English which identical Arabic Translation ( per page )
25- Responding to official action
26- Stamp duty on the issued letters patent
27- Filling a petition

REQUIREMENT FOR FILING PATENTS
  • Power of Attorney, legalized by the Egyptian consulate (one power of 27 attorney is sufficient for all cases in Egyptian patent office)
  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized by the Egyptian consulate (one 30 certificate of incorporation, is sufficient for all cases in Egyptian patent office)
  • Specification, claims and drawings.
  • When claiming Convention priority: a Certified copy (no legalization necessary) of the first foreign patent

TRADE & SERVICE MARKS

Filing a Trade/Service Mark application in one class .
Filing each simultaneous application .
Claiming convention priority .
Preparing a Printing block of a trademark (minimum) .
Classifying the list of goods .
Attending a hearing with the register .
Search for one trademark in class .
Search by owner .
Renewal for 10 years during the last year of the protection .
Renewal for 10 years three months after the expiry .
Entry of assignment, right to use, etc. within 3 months from assignment date .
Entry of assignment, right to use, etc. of each associate trademark .
Entry of assignment, right to use, etc. within 6 months from assignment date .
Entry of assignment, right to use, etc. of each associate trademark .
Recording a license agreement in respect of each associate trademark .
Recording a license agreement after 6 months from the license date.
Recording a license agreement in respect of each associate trademark .
Recording a change name or address against a trademark registration .
Entering an addition or amendment, including publication charges.
Obtaining a certified copy of a trademark registration .
Correction of a clerical error, an amendment or addition by registration .
Recording the association of trademark .
Filling of opposition.
International registration of a trademark excluding foreign fees .
Taking over representation of an international trademark registration .
Requesting urgent examination of a trademark application .
REQUIREMENT FOR FILING TRADE OR SERVICE MARKAPPLICATIONS

  • Power of attorney, legalized by the Egyptian consulate (one power of attorney is sufficient for all cases in Egyptian trademark office)
  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized by Egyptian consulate (one certificate of incorporation, is sufficient for all cases in Egyptian trademark office)
  • Trade or service mark to be registered, and design, if any.
  • Description of goods and services to be covered

DESIGNS & INDUSTRIAL MODELS

Filing a application for a design industrial model
Assignment of a design / industrial model recorded within 6 months
Assignment of a design / industrial model recorded after 6 months
Search for design or industrial model (minimum)
Recording a change of name or address
Renewal of a design or industrial model for 5 years
REQUIREMENT FOR FILING DESIGN/INDUSTRIAL MODELS

  • Power of attorney, legalized by the Egyptian consulate (one power of attorney is sufficient for all cases in Egypt)
  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized by the Egyptian consulate (one certificate of incorporation, is sufficient for all cases in Egypt
  • Specification, claims and drawings.
  • When claiming convention priority: a certificate copy (no legalization necessary) of the first foreign patent

PLANT VARIETIES

Filing application at the national property registry of Varieties or at the national registry of varieties, excluding the agriculture engineer fees Agriculture engineer fees (minimum) Preparing advertisement of the variety to be published in the official Gazette and newspapers,obtaining the approval by the registry of the advertisement and publishing same. Publication in the official gazette and two newspapers Reporting and/ or office action and third parties oppositions (minimum) Filing oppositions to third parties applications Replying to office action and third parties oppositions (minimum)
REQUIREMENT FOR FILING PLANT VATRIETY APPLICATIONS

  • Power of attorney, legalized by the Egyptian consulate (one power of attorney is sufficient for all cases in Egypt).
  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized by the Egyptian consulate (one certificate of incorporation, is sufficient for all cases in Egypt).
  • Morphological and quality description of the variety, photos and drawings of the variety and novelty basis.
  • Stability verification date and multiplication mechanism.
  • When claiming priority a certified copy (no legalization necessary) of the first foreign application field.

DOMAIN NAMES

Filing a domain name
REQUIREMENT FOR FILING DOMAIN APPLICATIONS

  • Power of attorney, legalized by the Egyptian consulate (one power of attorney is sufficient for all cases in Egypt)
  • The application should submit (by mail or fax) a letter requesting the domain name registration and it must be on an official letterhead
  • Application should submit a copy of its documents (e.g. Egyptian commercial registration, Egyptian trademark registration … etc) accordingly, foreign corporations are allowed to register in Egypt domain names provided that their trademark is and registered in Egypt or if they can prove that they legal existence in Egypt.

COPYRIGHT & SOFTWARE

Filling an application for the registration of copyright/software Recording of assignment or substitution of applicant in respect of Registration (including certificate but excluding assignment agreement) Application (including certificate but excluding assignment agreement) Application for registration of license or for cancellation or variation of terms of apponitment of license (including certificate) Name and general search through official records, from
REQUIREMENT FOR FILING COPYRIGHT / SOFTWARE APPLICATION

  • Power of attorney, legalized by the Egyptian consulate (one power of attorney is sufficient for all cases in Egypt)
  • Filing the respective from registration purposes
  • A certificate indicating the registration of the work of art in any other country registration date
  • An original and two copies of the work of art