IP Africa News – Innovation On The Nile: Egypt’s Latest Leap In Intellectual Property Governance

On August 6, 2023, the Egyptian Authority for Intellectual Property (EAIP or the Authority) was established pursuant to Law No. 163 of 2023. The law empowers the EAIP to drive innovation, creativity, and economic growth. The Authority will oversee the registration, strategy development, collaboration with ministries, and international alignment on IPR affairs.

The creation of this new agency is a step in the right direction, considering the multiplicity of administrative agencies responsible for managing intellectual property and its subordination to many ministries and agencies, which resulted in weakness in the IPR Process.

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