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The Egyptian Patent Office has recently issued two decisions:
1. The Patent Office will not accept any late filing for the national phase entry; accordingly the deadline of filing a national phase within 31 month, 32 month and 33 month (chapter II) from the priority date will be no longer valid.Source: "Egyptian Patent Office Issues New Decisions", Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) Newsletter, 27 February 2011
2. The official fees for the examination will be 7000 EGP instead of 2000 EGP.