Monday, October 9 2023   \  Published by Asia IP.

Egypt establishes Egyptian Organization for Intellectual Property Rights

Egypt establishes Egyptian Organization for Intellectual Property Rights

To further support Egypt’s Vision 2030, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ratified Decree No. 163, laying the groundwork for the establishment of the Egyptian Organization for Intellectual Property Rights (EOIPR). This is following the launch of the country’s National IP Strategy in 2022, published in the Official Gazette on August 13, 2023, and enforced the next day.

In September 2022, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly introduced this national strategy for IP with the goal to change how IP is organized by creating a national system for IP and reviewing current laws. The plan is comprised of two parts, with the establishment of the EOIPR being the second part.

In accordance with Egypt’s international obligations, the EOIPR aims to regulate and protect IP rights in the country. The EOIPR will also become the main organization responsible for tasks previously handled by multiple ministries and authorities. These include the Ministries of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Supply and Internal Trade, Telecommunication and Information Technology, Culture, Trade and Economy, the Media Council, and the Patent Office, among others. This consolidation will effectively bring together Egypt’s intellectual property efforts under one unified authority. Read more

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