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Industrial Designs and Drawings

Industrial designs and drawings enjoy protection for ten years starting from the date of application for registration in Egypt, and the protection is renewable for five years.


                Copyright protection includes literary, technical and scientific works such as architectural designs, speeches, musical works, theatrical pieces, maps, photographic and cinematographic works, works for broadcast on television or radio, videotapes, and computer software.

                         The protection extends to fifty years after the death of the author.  If the author is a legal entity then the protection begins on the date of first publication.                      The protection for applied arts works is for twenty five years starting from the date of their publication or the date they are made available to the public for the first time whichever is the latter and broadcasting authorities enjoy the exploitation protection for twenty years starting from the date of first transmission of the programs.         BOTANICAL PRODUCTS                 Botanical biological and non-biological products derived in Egypt and abroad –which are new, distinctive, homogeneous, durable and that have a distinctive appellation- enjoy the protection of the Intellectual Property Law once they are recorded in the special register for botanical products subject of protection.                 The duration of the protection is twenty-five years for trees and grapevines and twenty years for other agricultural products, and the general rule is that the protection runs from the date it is granted. 

KOSHERI, RASHED & RIAD LEGAL CONSULTANTS & ATTORNEYS AT LAW 16, Maamal El Sokkar St., Garden City, Cairo 11451, Egypt            TELEPHONE: + (20 2) 7954795 (10 lines), 7959228, 7952096            FAX: + (20 2) 7958521            E-mail:                          Web site:     Article on

Industrial Designs and Drawings  By Dr. Tarek F. RiadHarvard Law School LL.M. (1982), S.J.D. (1985)

Managing Partner of Kosheri, Rashed & Riad

Professor of Law & Deputy Director of Center René-Jean Dupuy

For Law and DevelopmentSpecial legal counsel to the speaker ofThe Egyptian People's Assembly  E-mail: Web site :