Egypt recently adopted Law 163 of 2023 which establishes the Egyptian Authority for Intellectual Property (EAIP) as the only state body authorized to grant and register all types of intellectual property rights.

Authority over IP matters, so far divided among multiple administrative bodies, will be integrated and centralized under EAIP, which will also assist judicial, administrative and police authorities in IPR matters. It is expected that EAIP will become operational within a year from now.

By Mohamed Allam