Sisi ratifies law establishing 'The Egyptian Organization for Intellectual Property Rights'

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Aug 2023

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has ratified law 163/2023 to establish the Egyptian Organization for Intellectual Property Rights (EOIPR), which will be in charge of regulating and safeguarding all intellectual property rights in the country.

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The presidential decree was published in the official gazette on Sunday.

The new EOIPR will oversee all legal and policy matters for regulating and safeguarding intellectual property rights in the country in coordination with various ministries and all relevant authorities.

The new body will be the sole government authority that issues approvals for and registers all new patents in the country.

It will also decide on any legal disputes or complaints related to intellectual property rights.

The law establishing the EOIPR was approved by the House of Representatives in June.

According to a parliamentary report, the new body will supervise intellectual property rights in line with the constitution and international conventions and standards.

It will also be in charge of advancing technological innovation, human creativity, scientific research, and cultural development.

In 2022, President El-Sisi launched a National Strategy for Intellectual Property, which aims to realise governance of institutional intellectual property structure, boost digital transformation, and provide registration services in IT methods.

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