Tuesday 19 September 2017


Egypt enables e-filing system for patents

Good news from WIPO is that Egypt has enabled the e-filing of patents via PCT.

Applicants can file in Arabic or English and competant examining authorities include Austria, USA, Egypt and the EPO. There is a sliding scale on the fees depending on whether one is part of a research institute, company of less that 10 employees or larger company and it is cheaper to file electonically. An agent is required if the applicant is not local and a power of attorney is required to complete the filing. More information can be obtained off the WIPO website here.

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WIPO also reports that patent examiners from 8 African countries have recently completed the WIPO Academy/ASRT search and examination course in Egypt.

Brought to you by your correspondent in Rwanda, Afro-Gore.



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