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EGYPT
PCT Filing Requirements
  1. Power of attorney (legalized by the Egyptian consulate) (within 4 month) (to be used for all subsequent filings for the company). 

  2. Specification in English or Arabic (if in English, an Arabic specification needs to be filed within 6 month). 

  3. Title and Abstract in Arabic and English 

  4. PCT international publication, search and examination reports are preferably submitted with the application.

  5. Sworn English translation of priority (upon request)

Information
  • Priority: The time limit for the PCT national phase entry is 30 months from the earliest date of priority for national phases.

  • Examination: The Request for examination must be filed within 6 month from filing.

  • Annuities: Annuities fees must be paid every year calculated from the international filing date for PCT application. It is still possible to pay the annuity within 12 months with penalty for late payment fee.