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the World Intellectual Property Organization

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WIPO is the Global Forum for IP Services, Policy, Cooperation, and Information and is a self-financing United Nations agency, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Member States:

The Organization currently has 193 Member States.

Egypt and WIPO:

Egypt is one of the first countries to protect and preserve intellectual property rights, or deal in goods or services bearing a registered trademark, in October 2019. The Egyptian efforts, represented by the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade, have succeeded in having a permanent representative in the Organization for trademarks for the first time since its establishment for a period of (two years) The Ministry of Communications participates in the sessions of the "WIPO Conversation on IP and Artificial Intelligence", to exchange views on artificial intelligence for deductive purposes and formulate the right questions related to artificial intelligence systems, intellectual property, policies and rights. 

Egypt and the National Intellectual Property Strategy:


Egypt is preparing to launch the National Strategy for Intellectual Property (2022-2027), which is the first step of its kind in the field of intellectual property, and its objectives and axes are linked to each of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the World Intellectual Property Organization's development agenda, as well as Egypt's Vision 2030, and the structural reforms program adopted by the government, in order to ensure harmony and integration between the policies and objectives of the state in all fields and aim :

1- Governance of the institutional structure of intellectual property, through the establishment of a national intellectual property body that unifies the efforts of intellectual property departments and offices, linking it with the rest of the authorities and institutions in the country, supporting digital transformation and providing registration, filing and registration services by modern technological means

2 - Work to create a legislative environment for intellectual property, and comprehensive review of related legislation.

 3 - Activating the economic return of intellectual property.

Egyptian Participation in WIPO Events:

Egypt's Participation in the 63rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) July 2022

Ambassador Dr. Ahmed Ihab Gamal El-Din, Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva, delivered Egypt's statement, in which he stressed the importance of the role of intellectual property in addressing climate change, by encouraging innovation in green technology, and providing investment and sustainable financing for the transfer and availability of green technology to developing countries.

Ambassador Jamaluddin praised the Organization's orientation towards increasing spending in development activities, and the Director-General's vision aimed at enhancing access to non-traditional stakeholders to increase their awareness of intellectual property and its role in improving the lives of societies, and welcomed the tripartite cooperation between WIPO and the World Trade and Health Organizations and the agreement among the three organizations to provide a technical support package with the aim of strengthening the capacities of Member States to face the pandemic and its repercussions

Gamal El-Din stressed the importance of the role of intellectual property in addressing climate change by encouraging innovation in green technology, providing investment and sustainable financing for the transfer and availability of green technology to developing countries, pointing to Egypt's keenness within the framework of its presidency COP27  to build on the outcomes of previous conferences to achieve a balance between mitigating emissions, adapting to the negative effects of climate change, supporting technology transfer, capacity building, and providing financing to help developing countries achieve adaptation, and meet their nationally determined contributions.

Meeting of Mr. Al-Quseir, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, with Mr. Daren Tang, Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), who is also the Secretary General of the International Union for the Protection of Plant Varieties (UPOV) on 21/9/2022

Mr. Al-Quseir, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, held a meeting with Mr. Daren Tang, Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), who is also the Secretary General of the International Union for the Protection of Plant Varieties (UPOV), and during the meeting, Al-Quseir stressed that Egypt since the Pharaonic era is keen to protect intellectual property rights and that we have Book IV No. 82 of 2002 for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, which has been amended some of its provisions to comply with the UPOV Convention, and join the International Federation, adding that Egypt has an office To protect plant varieties, which has so far issued protection certificates for more than 500 plant varieties for research centers, state agencies, the private sector, local and international companies, Al-Quseir said that the Ministry of Agriculture is looking forward to benefiting from Egypt's membership in the International Union for the Protection of Plant Varieties by encouraging major Egyptian and international companies to produce seeds in the local because they will be protected, especially since we have a new law that includes a large package of investment incentives and guarantees, as well as the development of the seed industry. And provide them with high quality with low water needs and resistance to climate change, environmental stress and diseases Al-Qusayr pointed out that Egypt can become a global center for the production and export of seeds to neighboring countries and that its membership in the International Union for the Protection of Varieties of Plants allows it to exchange new varieties distinguished between it and the member countries of the Union, in addition to the technical support provided by the Union to member states, capacity building and transfer of modern technology, and for his part, "Tang" explained that the International Union for the Protection of Plant Varieties looks forward to cooperation With Egypt because it has the two largest centers in the region for agricultural research and desert research, pointing out that Egypt's membership in the International Union for the Protection of Plant Varieties is a great addition to the Union and support for it due to its pivotal position regionally and internationally. In addition, Egypt has been inspiring since the dawn of history to the world in various fields of science, especially agriculture. He added that Egypt was the world's breadbasket during the Roman era and pledged to provide all aspects of support to Egyptian agriculture in the fields of seeds. and technology transfer.

Meeting of Dr. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, a meeting with Mr. Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in the presence of Dr. Mahmoud Saqr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology on 9/21/2022

On 21/9/2022, Dr. Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, held a meeting with Mr. Darren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in the presence of Dr. Mahmoud Saqr, President of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, at the beginning of the meeting, the Minister affirmed Egypt's keenness to encourage aspects of cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization in the fields of intellectual property, scientific research, science, technology and innovation, and support for entrepreneurs and innovators, and the Minister stressed Egypt's interest in intellectual property, and its keenness to integrate it into its national policy.  And development strategies in a way that is reflected in achieving the sustainable development goals and Egypt's Vision 2030, pointing out that knowledge, innovation and scientific research are a fundamental pillar of society and economic development, stressing that Egypt appreciates the efforts made by WIPO and its commitment to supporting Member States to achieve their development goals, and during the meeting, the two sides discussed mechanisms of cooperation between Egypt and WIPO in many activities and projects, and the Minister praised the existing cooperation between the Organization and the Egyptian Patent Office at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.  For his part, Mr. Daren Tang, Director General of the Organization, referred to the efforts of Egypt and the efforts of the Patent Office and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in supporting intellectual property, capacity building and awareness, praising the cooperation between the Academy and the pre-university and university education system in Egypt, to support the organization's objectives in teaching the foundations of intellectual property.  He explained that the organization is interested in the balance between preserving intellectual property rights, supporting development efforts and the knowledge economy in member states, and providing job opportunities for young innovators, especially developing countries, and the two sides also discussed strengthening aspects of cooperation and partnership between the two sides, where the Director-General of the organization stressed the importance of Egypt as a model to be followed in the region, referring to his visit and his accompanying delegation to Ain Shams University, and praising the University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support Center (I Hub)  During the meeting, Dr. Mahmoud Saqr praised the continuous and fruitful cooperation with the organization in various activities and projects, including:  (The project of the National Academy of Intellectual Property in Egypt, the project of teaching intellectual property to youth and teachers in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, as well as joint training programs and distance learning programs, and the development and digitization of the Egyptian Patent Office at the Academy of Scientific Research.  

 Launching the Egyptian Intellectual Property Strategy


Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on 21/9/2022 the launch of the National Intellectual Property Strategy.

The launch of the strategy is the first step of its kind in Egypt and is a true reflection of the Egyptian state's great interest in this file, believing in its importance, and aware of the roles played by the intellectual property system in advancing the Egyptian economy and achieving the sustainable development goals in its various social and economic dimensions.

The launch of the strategy came considering Egypt's keenness to keep pace with global development in this field, and its knowledge of the growing role of the knowledge economy and technological development.

Objectives of the National IP Strategy

Governance of the IP Enterprise Architecture

Creating the Legislative Environment for Intellectual Property

Activating the economic return of intellectual property

Raising awareness of intellectual property among Egyptian society

President El-Sisi's Meeting with the Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization on 22/9/2022

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in the presence of Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, and Dr. Mohamed Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Darren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), expressed his honor to meet with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, praising Egypt's efforts in cooperating with WIPO to support intellectual property and capacity building, as well as supporting development efforts and providing job opportunities for young innovators, which was embodied within the framework of the strategy. President El-Sisi stressed Egypt's keenness to integrate intellectual property issues into its national policy, in light of the state's conviction that knowledge, innovation and scientific research are a fundamental pillar of progress and economic development, as it supports In this context, Egypt has aspects of cooperation with the Organization in various fields of its work, especially scientific research, science, technology and innovation, and supporting entrepreneurs and innovators, as the National Intellectual Property Strategy in Egypt was launched.

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