How to apply for a patent (TISC)
- Submission of the patent for the Egyptian Patent Office of Scientific Research Academy by the patentee, the application will be considered only after full 12 months, according to the Paris Convention. The data should be provided as a CD, including "Application form - Abstract in Arabic form and English- the reporting record of patent".
- the Egyptian Patent Office opens the file after 12 months, and send the patentee the mistakes and problems of application as well as all needed data, this period takes 6 months in order to gather all necessary information.
- After sending the shortfalls, the file opens again before the office in order to see the eligibility of the invention that should meet the following conditions; the absolute seriousness in terms of time and space, the creative step, and that the invention able to be industrially application. If there is missing terms, the patentee has to appeal from the decision within 30 days.
- The patentee sends a complete discerption about the invention in Arabic and English (3 copies), while the office will contact with him again this period takes 4 months.
- The office gives another 4 months to the patentee in order to prepare the waiver document.
- The office gives 4 months for Patent Cooperation Treaty "PCT" which is the international patent in order to confirm the legal presence of person.
- The patentee provides his certified work info of place of work. If available.
- The patentee waits 3 months to prepare a certified Arabic translation.
- The last step is sending an email to the patentee in order to publish it.
- The patent will be published in the official Journal within 90 days.
For further details about patents protection and technology transfer, please visit the following sites:
- Egyptian Patent Office
- International patent offices
- World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO] comprehensive database of internationally filed patents.
- U.S. Patents and Trademark Office [USPTO] for information on the patenting process and filing applications in the United States.
- World Intellectual Property organization
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