Egypt acceptance of termination of the London Act of The Hague Agreement
On 18 July 2016, Egypt agreed to the termination of the London Act of the Hague Agreement with WIPO. This becomes effective on 18 October 2016.
Owners should note that Egypt remains a member of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs. The Geneva (1999) Act of the Hague Agreement entered into force in Egypt on 27 August 2004. The Hague Agreement relates to the International Registration of Industrial Designs. It is also known as the Hague system whereby owners can register an industrial design in many countries by means of a single design application. The Hague Agreement comprises a number of separate treaties including the London Act of 2 June 1934, the Hague Act of 28 November 1960, and the Geneva Act of 2 July 1999.
Presently, 13 African countries in addition to those that make up the regional organisation, OAPI, are contracting parties to the Hague Agreement. In total, 23 African countries may be covered by a Hague design application - Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Republic of Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, and the Republic of Tunisia.