Egypt

November 2, 2017

Egypt: Increase in Official Fees Effective October 15, 2017

The Trademark Office in Egypt announced that the official fees for trademark matters have considerably increased across the board in comparison with their previous level.  The new rates became effective as of October 15, 2017 and will cover new as well as pending applications. Source:  SABA IP
February 21, 2017

Egypt: Increase in Examination Fees for Patents

The President of the Academy of the Scientific Research and Technology has issued a new Executive Decree, No. 1 of 2017, which increased the examination fees for patents in Egypt effective February 13, 2017.  The increase in fees for patent examination shall be the equivalent of USD 1,000.00 in accordance with the exchange rate at the time of the executive order’s issuance. This new rate shall be subject to review on an annual basis. .
December 9, 2016

Egypt: The Egyptian Patent Office has Implemented New Official Fees for All Patent Procedures Effective November 29, 2016

The new official fees will be as follows: Reviewing the Arabic translation of the priority documents (per page): from 10.00 EGP to 15.00 EGP. Search for a patent and/or patent application (per one item): From 500.00 EGP to 1000.00 EGP Obtaining any Certificate (e.g. To whom it may concern):  From 50 EGP to 100.00 EGP Expect official fees to continue to increase for other services as well, particularly examination fees.
September 28, 2016

Egypt: New Value Added Tax Adopted

Effective September 8, 2016, the long-delayed valued added tax (VAT) was approved, which replaced the former General Sales Tax (GST) system. The VAT tax rates are as follows: A 13% standard rate applies to most supplies of goods or services.  The rate will increase to 14% on July 1, 2017 Source:  BDO Egypt and PricewaterhouseCoopers