Dr. Ibrahim Ashmawy, Ministery of Supply, Head of the Internal Trade Development Authority and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Commodity Exchange (EGYCOMEX), revealed that there is a directive from President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to integrate all intellectual property entities in the Ministries of Higher Education, Scientific Research, Agriculture, Industry and Supply under one entity, the Intellectual Property Authority.
Ashmawy said that legislation of intellectual property law will be issued with the aim of controlling it and working to develop and promote it, similar to its counterparts in major countries, as Egypt is a permanent member of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
In this regard, it is worth mentioning that the Trademarks Department of the Internal Trade Development Authority is affiliated with the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade, the Contact Point Authority for Intellectual Property Rights Protection is affiliated with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Egyptian Patent Office is affiliated with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, in addition to the Intellectual Property Department of the Ministry of Agriculture.
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