Egypt > Intellectual property
Helmy, Hamza & Partners (Baker & McKenzie)’s IP practice works closely with ICT, competition and commercial colleagues. It advises on anti-piracy, anti-counterfeiting, commercial, contentious and non-contentious IP relating to copyrights, patents and trade marks. The firm successfully represented Sanyo Electric in a trade mark infringement case against Sanyo Misr, and is acting for Makro in six separate trade mark infringement cases. Hazim Rizkana and Mohamad Talaat are recommended.
NAL & Partners was set up by managing partner Nermien Al-Ali and Robert Mihail, formerly of Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law, and both are ‘strongly recommended’. The firm specialises in IP and commercial transactions, and has registered and prosecuted various trade marks, patents, industrial designs, plant varieties and copyrights, and conducted related due diligence and IP audits.
Shalakany Law Office’s broad IP practice spans trade marks, patents and industrial designs, and copyright and software protection, litigation and unfair competition, technology transfer, franchising, and licensing. It has good working relationships with government agencies and the IP authorities, and its corporate clients include General Motors, Novartis, MobiNil, L’Oréal, Unilever, Panasonic, and the Supreme Council of Antiquities. Sharif Shihata is recommended.
Al Kamel Law Office’s practice provides comprehensive contentious and non-contentious service covering IP and other intangible assets. Managing partner Mohamed Kamel and Mahmoud Wahba are recommended.
DLA Matouk Bassiouny advises clients such as Intel. Managing partner John Matouk handles non-contentious matters, and Osman Mowafy has experience in IP infringement matters.
Marghany Advocates enters the ranking owing to its ‘strong knowledge of business’ and ‘value for money’. It is representing Hisense in a trade mark infringement case against Egypt’s largest wholesaler chain, and assisting 2B Refinery with an out-licensing agreement for a bio-fuel conversion. It is also advising Editor PR on copyright issues. Senior associate Mohamed Mehrez re-joined the firm from Tumi Law Firm in Libya.
Senior associate Ashraf Abdel Nabi heads Ibrachy & Dermarkar’s group and specialises in non-contentious matters, while fellow senior associate Abdel Raouf Shams El Din leads on the contentious side.
Kosheri, Rashed & Riad specialises in contentious matters and trade mark protection. Clients have included Yves Saint Laurent and Colgate-Palmolive. Managing partner Tarek Riad is the key contact.
Nadoury & Nahas Law Offices’ team includes a number of specialist patent and trade mark agents. Managing partner Mourad Nadoury is the main contact.
Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law’s IP practice lost Nermien Al-Ali, who left to launch NAL & Partners, taking Robert Mihail with her. The firm continues to provide IP and licensing advice to corporate clients. Ayman Essam is recommended.