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BOOK II
Trade Marks, Trade Description, Geographical indications ,
Designs & Industrial Models

Section ( 1 )
Trade Marks, Trade Description,
Geographical indications

Trade Marks

Article ( 63 )
A trademark is any sign capable of distinguishing a product or service and includes in particulars, names in a distinctive form, signatures, words, letters, figures, drawings, symbols, titles, stamps, seals, vignettes, embossed engravings, and any special combination of colors in a distinctive form or any combination thereof, used or intended to be used, either for distinguishing the products of any industrial, agricultural, forest or mining venture or any other goods, or for indicating the origin, quality, category, guarantee, method of preparation or performance of any service.
In all cases the mark should be visible.

Article ( 64 )
Department of Commercial Registration shall be entitled to register trade marks in a special register in accordance with this law and Implementing regulations thereof subject to the provisions of articles ( 3 & 4 ) of Decree No 115 of 1958 concerning use of Arabic Language.

Article ( 65 )
The registrant of a trademark shall be deemed to be the proprietor thereof if the mark is used for five consecutive years without any dispute in respect of priority of use.
Any person has prior use may dispute and request cancellation of the said registration within the said five years.
Nevertheless, cancellation of trademark may be requested at any time if such registration was made in bad faith.

Article ( 66 )
Without prejudice to the provisions of International Conventions valid in Egypt, any Egyptian or foreign natural or juridical person having an actual and active activity in member state of WTO or citizen of a country according Egypt similar treatment , may file a Trademark application and consequent rights according to the provisions of this law.
Citizen of member state of WTO shall enjoy any advantage, preference, or immunity accorded by any law to citizens of any country in respect of the rights stipulated in this section unless such advantage, preference, or immunity accorded by :
( A ) Judicial Aid agreements or agreements on enforcement of Laws of general nature..
( B ) Conventions related to Intellectual Property Rights which became effective before 1 January 1995.

Article ( 67 )
The following shall not be registered as a trade mark or parts thereof :
(1) Marks devoid of any distinctive character, or such as are composed of signs or statements which are only the appellation given by usage to the products or the designs or ordinary picture thereof.
(2) Every mark that is contrary to morality or public order.
(3) Public emblems, flags and other symbols pertaining to the states and any imitation thereof.
(4) Marks identical with or similar to symbols of a religious character .
(5) Red Crescent or Red Cross symbols and such other similar symbols, as well as marks which are imitations thereof.
(6) The portrait of any individual or his emblems unless he consent to such use.
(7) Statements relating to the titles of honor which the applicant fail to prove as being legally entitled thereto.
(8) Marks and geographical indications likely to mislead or confuse the public or containing false statements as to the source or other qualities of the products or services, as well as marks containing fictitious, imitated or counterfeit trade name.

Article ( 68 )
The owner of a trademark which is well-known internationally and in Egypt shall enjoy protection according to this law even without registration of the said mark in Egypt.
The Trade mark office may, ex officio, reject the registration of a trademark which is identical with a mark considered to be famous and used for identical or similar Goods unless this application is filed by the original owner of the well known mark.
The above is applied to applications related to goods which are not similar to those used in respect of the famous mark if the said mark is registered in WTO member state and Egypt and use of the said mark on this dissimilar product or services is likely to give impression that there is a relation between the owner of the famous mark and these goods and that such use may result in a damage to the owner of the famous mark.

Article ( 69 )
Collective mark is used to distinguish a product produced by a group belonging to certain entity which may or may not have industrial or commercial enterprise.
An application for registration of a collective mark should be filed by a representative of this entity.

Article ( 70 )
The concerned Minister, for achievement of public interest, may authorize natural or juridical person who undertake the control or examination of specific products, are eligible for the registration of a mark devoted to the significant of the execution of such control or examination of such products with respect to their source, constituent elements, method of manufacturing, qualities, nature or any other peculiarity.
This mark can not be assigned except with a special authority from the concerned Minister.

Article ( 71 )
The right of the trade mark owner to prohibit others from importing, using, selling or distributing goods in respect of which the mark is used shall be exhausted if he distributed the said goods in any country or grant a license for this purpose.

Article ( 72 )
Temporary protection shall be granted to marks used on products or goods intended for national or international exhibitions. The period of protection shall not be extended in accordance with article 75 of this law.
These exhibitions shall be defined by a special Ministerial Decree issued by the concerned Minister in accordance with terms and regulations stipulated in the Implementing Regulations.

Article ( 73 )
Application for registering a trademark shall be filed with the Administration of Commercial Registrations according to the conditions and terms prescribed in the Implementing Regulations of this Law. The said regulation shall determine the fees due for filing an application and other procedures related to the mark and shall not exceed E.P. 5000.00.

Article ( 74 )
A mark may be registered in respect of one or more classes of products as it is prescribed in accordance with terms and regulations set forth in the Implementing Regulations of this Law.
The mark shall only be used in respect of one or more classes of goods or products in respect of which it has been registered.
Provisions of article 91 shall be applied in respect of classes in respect of which the mark has not seriously used .

Article ( 75 )
If a trade mark application is filed in a member state of WTO or country according Egypt a reciprocal treatment, the applicant or his assignee may, within six months following the basic application, file an identical trade mark application covering the same products as the basic application in accordance with the terms and stipulations of this law and Implementing Regulations.
In this case the application will claim the priority date of the first application in the foreign country.

Article ( 76 )
If two or more persons apply at the same time for the registration of one mark or almost identical marks in respect of one class of products, the registration formalities shall be suspended until one of them submits an endorsed renunciation from his opponents or final judgment in favor of one of them is rendered.

Article ( 77 )
The Trade Mark Office may impose , through issuance of official action, any restrictions or modifications which deem fit for the better definition and clarification of the mark so as to avoid any confusion with another previously registered or applied mark.
The Trade Mark Office shall notify this decision to the applicant, in writing, by a registered letter with acknowledge receipt within 30 days from the date of the issuance of the said decision.
The Trade Mark office may reject the application if the applicant fails, within six months, to comply with the conditions imposed

Article ( 78 )
The applicant may, within thirty days from the date of notification, appeal against the Trademark Office’s decision,. The appeal shall be submitted to a committee to be constituted according to a decree of the competent Minister and comprising three members, one of them being a State Council.
Rules and procedures of forming the committee and handling of the appeal shall determined in the Implementing regulations.

Article ( 79 )
Without prejudice to the concerned party's right to appeal, if the committee sustained the decision of the Trademark Office concerning the refusal of the mark on the grounds of similarity to a previously registered mark in respect of the same goods or same class, the subject mark shall not be registered except in compliance with a final judgment issued .

Article ( 80 )
The Trade Mark Office shall publish the accepted marks in the Trade Mark & Design Journal in the manner prescribed in the Implementing regulations of this law.
Any interested party may oppose in writing the registration of the published mark stating his grounds of opposition within Sixty days from the date of publication in accordance with terms and rules determined in the Implementing Regulations of this law.
The Trademark Office shall notify the applicant by a copy of the opposition within thirty days from the date of receiving the notice of opposition.
The applicant shall submit a written counterstatement within thirty days from the date of receiving the notice of opposition, otherwise, the applicant shall be deemed to have renounced his application.
Terms and rules of opposition shall be determined in the Implementing Regulations.

Article ( 81 )
Before deciding on the opposition, the Trademark Office shall hear the two parties of the controversy, and issues its decision either accepting the registration or refusing same, and in the former case, the trade mark office may impose any conditions as it might deem fit to register the mark.

Article ( 82 )
The decision of the Trademark Office referred to in article ( 81 ) concerning the opposition may be appealed in front of the Administrative Court according to dates and procedures prescribed in the Implementing Regulation.

Article ( 83 )
Registration of trade mark shall be made by a decision of the Department which shall be published in the Trade Mark Journal as prescribed in the Implementing Regulations.
Registration of Trade Mark shall be effective from the date of filing.

Articles ( 84 )
The Trade Mark Office shall issue a certificate of all data published in the Trade Mark Journal.

Articles ( 85 )
The owner of a registered mark may apply for amendment of the mark provided that it does not affect the identity of the mark essentially. The applicant may also amend the list of goods be deleting items not adding
The trade mark office shall issue a decision accepting or rejecting the amendments in accordance with rules of examining the new applications.
Provisions concerning opposition, appeal and publication shall equally applied to these decisions.

Articles ( 86 )
Any person may apply for extracts or copies from the register of trademark in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed in the Implementing regulations and upon payment of the due fees prescribed in the Implementing Regulations and not exceeding L.E.100.

Article ( 87 )
Transfer, mortgage or attachment of a mark may be effected separately from the business or enterprise in respect of which it is used, in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed in the Implementing regulations.

Article ( 88 )
Unless agreed to the contrary, the transfer of the ownership of a business or an enterprise includes the marks registered in the name of the assignor if it is considered as closely connected with the said business or enterprise.
If transfer of a business or enterprise is made without the mark, the assignor may, continue using this mark on the same products in respect of which it is registered, unless agreed to the contrary.

Article ( 89 )
The transfer or license or mortgage of a mark shall not be considered as valid against third parties, unless it is recorded in the register and published in the manner prescribed in the Implementing Regulations of this law.

Article ( 90 )
The period of protection of a mark is ten years, and may be renewed for similar periods on application to be made by the owner which may be filed during the last year of protection period and upon payment of renewal fees equal to registration fees.
During Six months following the expiry of the protection period, the owner may apply for the renewal thereof upon payment of the due fees and a fine prescribed in the Implementing Regulations and not exceeding E.P.. 500.00 otherwise, the Trade Mark Office shall strike the mark off the record.

Article ( 91 )
The Court may on the application of any concerned person, order the cancellation of registration if it is proved to the Court that the mark has not been effectively used for five consecutive years without justification estimated by the court.

Article ( 92 )
A mark whose registration has been canceled may be re-registered in the name of the original owner within three years from cancellation in accordance with procedures prescribed in the Implementing Regulation and upon payment of the due fees which shall not exceed E.P.1000.00.
The said mark may be re-registered in the name of the original owner or any other party in respect of the same products after elapsing of the said period in accordance with terms and conditions prescribed for registration of trade marks in the Implementing Regulations.
If cancellation was effected in accordance with Court order for improper registration, the mark may be re-registered immediately in favor of third party.

Article ( 93 )
The extension or renewal of the registration or cancellation or re-registration shall be published in the Trade Mark & Design Journal in the manner prescribed in the Implementing Regulations.

Article ( 94 )
The Trade Mark Office or any interested party in cases other than those stipulated in Article ( 85 ) may request the Court to issue a decision in respect of addition of any data, that may have been overlooked, to the register, or the omission or modification of any data already entered therein if such has been unlawfully or untruthfully made.

Article ( 95 )
The owner of trade mark may grant a license to one or more natural or juridical persons to use the trademark for all or some of the products in respect of which the mark has been registered, and the trademark owner may use it by himself unless otherwise agreed.
The trademark owner may not terminate the license agreement or refuse to renew it except for a legal reason.

Article ( 96 )
License agreement should be executed, notarized and legalized and should be recorded in the Trademark Register. The license shall not be valid against third party unless it has been recorded in the Register and published in the manner set forth in the Implementing Regulations of this law.

Article ( 97 )
The licensee shall not assign the license to third party without assigning the business in respect of which the mark is used unless otherwise agreed.
Mortgage of a mark may not be validly raised against third parties, unless it has been recorded in the register and published in the manner prescribed in the Implementing Regulations.

Article ( 98 )
The license agreement shall not include any terms which may bind the licensee with restrictions for reservation of the rights entitled by the trademark registration.
However, the license agreement may include the following terms:
1. Nomination of the period of license.
2. Reasonable conditions which warrant the quality control of products under the license, by the trademark owner providing that such control shall not contradict with the rights of the licensees in running his business.
3. Terms obligate the licensee to refrain from any action which may lead to lower the value of the products bearing the trademark.

Article ( 99 )
The owner of the mark or the licensee may apply to trade mark office for cancellation of the license and the trade mark office shall notify the other party.
Cancellation may be made in the cases prescribed in the Implementing regulations.

Trade Description

Article ( 100 )
In the context of applying the provisions of this law, any explanation related directly or indirectly to the following shall be considered as a trade description:
(1) The number, amount, dimension, volume, capacity or weight of the goods.
(2) The place or country where the goods were manufactured or produced.
(3) The method of manufacture or production of the goods.
(4) Elements and component incorporated in the goods.
(5) The name and particulars of the producer or manufacturer.
(6) The existence of patents or any other industrial property rights or any privileges, prizes or commercial or industrial characteristics.
(7) The name or form by which the goods are known or valued.

Article ( 101 )
Trade Description should be true in all respects, whether it is laid down on the products itself , packages, invoices or letter papers, means of advertisement or any other means used in the exposition of the goods to the public or on shops, stores, or their addresses .

Article ( 102 )
Medals, diplomas, prizes or honorary degree of any kind shall not be mentioned except for products acquired these privileges and for persons acquired these privileges and those who have acquired the rights thereof. This description should also include an authentic statement as regards date, quality, exhibitions or contests where the grant has been made.
Anyone who has been a partner in the exhibition of products shall not make use of those privileges that have been awarded to the co-partners for his own special products unless he indicates clearly the source and nature of these privileges.

Article ( 103 )
If the quantity, dimension, volume, capacity, weight, source or constituent elements are among the factors that are important in the evaluation of the products, a Ministerial Decree may be issued precluding the importation, sale or offering for sale of these product, unless it bears a statement of the above-mentioned data.
The Decree shall determine the manner of putting these data in Arabic on the products and substituted procedures that must be taken when necessary

Geographical Indications

Article ( 104 )
Geographical indications are indications which identify a good as originating in a territory or a region of WTO member state or country according Egypt similar treatment, where a given quality, reputation, or other features of the goods are essentially attributed to its geographical origin.
These indications shall be protected provided that it is protected in the country of origin.

Article ( 105 )
Any persons who reside in places of special reputation in producing specific goods, are not allowed to use geographical indications on such goods suggesting that such products originate in the well reputed region in a manner which mislead the public.

Article ( 106 )
Shall not be allowed the use of any means in the designation or presentation of a goods that indicates or suggests that the said goods originates in a geographical area other than the true place of origin in a manner which mislead the public.

Article ( 107 )
The manufacturer of a good in places of special reputation in producing such good shall not use a geographical indication on similar goods produced in another territory in a manner that precludes and suggest that it has been produced in the reputed territory.

Article ( 108 )
Some products may assume a geographical name which has become a general term denotes in the commercial terminology, the products itself and not its geographical origin.

Article ( 109 )
Trademark containing a geographical indication may be registered provided that the applicant continuously produces the goods in the reputed geographical territory.

Article ( 110 )
A trademark containing a geographical indication may not be registered if use of same may mislead the public as to the geographical origin of the good.

Article ( 111 )
A trademark containing a geographical indication may be registered if the right thereon has been acquired by use in bona fide before enacting of this law or before granting protection of such geographical indication in the country of origin.

Article ( 112 )
Any interested party may request the court of first instance in the usual manner to prohibit use of any geographical indication not included in the registered trade mark if such use may mislead the public as to the geographical origin of the good.
The competent court of first instance is the court within the jurisdiction of the place of use of the said geographical indication.

Article ( 113 )
Without prejudice to any severer penalty in any other Law, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not less than two months and by a fine not less than E.P. 5000.00 and not exceeding E.P. 20,000.00 or by either penalties, any person commit any of the following acts :
1. Any person counterfeits a mark lawfully registered or imitates it in such a manner as to deceive the public,
2. Any person uses a counterfeit or imitated trade mark in mala fide
3. Any person affix on his product a mark owned by another in mala fide.
4. Any person knowingly sells or offers for sale or handle or possesses for the purpose of sale a product bearing a counterfeit or imitated mark.
In case of recidivism, the penalty shall be imprisonment of not less than 2 months and a fine not less than E.P.10,000.00 and not exceeding E.P.50,000.00.
In all cases, the Court may order the confiscation of goods subject of the crime or amounts of money or articles obtained therefrom and tools used in committing the said crime.
In case of conviction, the court may decide to close the place of business used by the convicted party for a period not exceeding six months and closure shall be compulsory in case of recidivism.

Article ( 114 )
Without prejudice to any severer penalty in any other Law, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of not exceeding six months and by a fine not less than E.P. 2000.00 and not exceeding E.P. 10,000.00 or by either penalties any person who commit any of the following acts:
1 – Any person affix a trade description which is not true in all respects .on his products or on shops, stores, or on signboards thereof, or on envelopes, invoices or letter paper, means of advertisement or any other means used in the exposition of the goods to the public,
2. Any person who make a statements on his trademarks or trade papers with the purpose of giving the impression that it has been registered.
3 – Any person use unregistered trade mark in the cases stipulated in paragraph 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 of article ( 67 ).
4 – Any person mention medals, diplomas, prizes or honorary degree of any kind on a goods which is not related thereof or on persons, trade names not acquired by him.
5 – Any person who join others in the exhibition of products and use for his own special products those privileges that have been jointly awarded unless he clearly indicates the source and nature of these privileges.
6 – Any person affix on his products - which produced in a territory of special reputation - a geographical indication in a manner which mislead the public by suggesting that it has originated in such reputed territory.
7 – Any person using any means in designation or presentation products that mislead the public and suggest that it was originating from a geographical territory which has a special reputation other than the original geographical origin.
8 – Any manufacturer of a goods in places of special reputation for producing such goods who puts geographical indication on similar goods produced in another territory in a manner that suggest that it has been produced in the said reputed territory.
In case of recidivism, penalty shall be imprisonment of period not less than one month and fine of not less than E.P. 4000.00 and not exceeding L.E. 20,000.00.

Article ( 115 )
At the request of any interested party, the Judge of the competent Court may order one or more of the following conservatory measures and in particular:
( 1 ) Proving the violation of the protected rights.
( 2 ) A detailed inventory of equipment and tools used or had been used in committing the crime as well as the products, goods, signboards, packages, invoices, papers, advertising means etc. on which the mark or trade description or geographical indication, subject of the crime, may have been affixed. The same shall apply on the imported goods upon arrival.
( 3 ) Injunction of all materials referred to in paragraph ( 2 )
In all cases the Judge may delegate one or more experts to assist the bailiff in his duty and may impose a suitable security to be paid by the applicant.
The conservatory measures taken are deemed null and void if no civil or criminal action is instituted against such measures within 15 days following the date of issuance of the injunction order.

Article ( 116 )
The defendant may appeal against the said order to the Judge within 30 days from the date of issuance , the judge may sustain the order or cancel same partially or totally.

Article ( 117 )
In any civil or criminal action, the Court may order selling of the attached materials or which may be attached later either for the deduction of their prices from the compensation awarded or fine imposed, or for the disposal thereof in any other manner the Court deems fit.
It may as well, order the destruction of the unlawful marks or where necessary order the destruction of the goods, products, signboards, packages, invoices, letters, advertising materials, or any other means which bear theses marks, trade description or geographical indications and destruction of instruments and materials used in committing the crime.
The Court may also order the publication of the judgment in one or more newspapers at the expense of the sentenced party.
The Court may issue an order with respect to all or part of the above matters even in case of acquittal.

Article ( 118 )
The Minister of Justice shall issue in collaboration with the competent Minister a decision of persons who have the capacity of Law officers with respect to the implementation of the provisions of this section.
 

Section ( 2 )
Design & Industrial Models

Article ( 119 )
For the purpose of this Law, industrial design or model shall mean any arrangement of lines and every three dimension shape , with or without colors, if it is new and industrially applicable.

Article ( 120 )
Design or Industrial model shall not be considered as new in the following cases :
( 1 ) If it has been publicly disclosed, described or exposed before the date of filing an application for registration.
Nevertheless, design or industrial model shall be considered as new if such disclosure or description is made after filing an application for registration of same in WTO member state or in a country accord Egypt similar treatment or exposed in any national or international Exhibition, or published the drawings or industrial model in a conference or scientific periodical , all these within a period not exceeding six months before filing an application for registration of same in Egypt.
( 2 ) If there is slight difference between same and prior design or industrial model or used in respect of products different than those in respect of which the prior design or industrial model is registered.

Article ( 121 )
Without prejudice to the provisions of International Conventions valid in Egypt, any Egyptian or foreign natural or juridical person having an actual and active activity in member state of WTO or citizen of a country according Egypt similar treatment , may apply for registration of industrial design or model and consequent rights according to the provisions of this law.
Citizen of member state of WTO shall enjoy and advantage, preference, or immunity accorded by any law to citizens of any country in respect of the rights stipulated in this section unless such advantage, preference, or immunity accorded by :
( A ) Legal Assistant Conventions or General conventions for execution of Laws.
( B ) Conventions related to Intellectual Property Rights which became effective before 1 January 1995.

Article ( 122 )
Department of the Commercial registration shall be entitled with registration of Design & industrial Models in the register specifically prepared for this purpose.
An application, may include a number of designs and Models not exceed fifty, provided that they form altogether a homogeneous unit.
Procedures of application, number of Designs & Models included in one single application, examination procedures, publication of acceptance, opposition formalities and all other procedures as well as the fees due for registration and renewal shall be prescribed in the Implementing Regulations provided that such fees in total does not exceed E.P. 3000.00

Article ( 123 )
Officers of the office entitled with registration of Designs and Industrial Models cannot apply directly or indirectly for registration of Design or Industrial Model except after lapsing of three years at least from the date of leaving the office.

Article ( 124 )
The following can not be registered as Design or Industrial Model :
( 1 ) Designs and Industrial models normally required for artistic or functional considerations.
( 2 ) Designs and Industrial models consists of symbols of religious character or stamps of flags of Egypt or foreign countries or those use of which is contrary to morality or public order.
( 3 ) Designs and Industrial models which is identical, similar with registered trade mark or well known mark.
In all cases, the office should notify the applicant of the rejection by official action within 30 days from the date of issuance by registered letter with acknowledgement receipt.
The applicant may appeal against this decision within a term not exceeding 30 days from date of notification and consists of three members one of them is a State Counselor. The committee may seek the advice of experts.
Procedures and fees of the appeal shall be prescribed in the Implementing Regulation.
The committee shall decide in the said appeal within 90 days from filing thereof.
The appeal against the decision of the Committee should be lodged before the Administrative Court of the State Council within 30 days from the date of notification of the appellant.

Article ( 125 )
The administration may impose any restrictions or modifications which they deem fit to apply article ( 124 ) as stipulated in the Implementing regulations. If the applicant fails to comply with the conditions imposed, he shall be deemed to have renounced his application.
The applicant may appeal against that decision in front of the committee referred to in article ( 124 ) within thirty days as from the date of notification of the official decision, in the terms and conditions laid down in the Implementing regulations.
The applicant may request an amendments referred to in the manner laid down in the Implementing Regulation.

Article ( 126 )
Period of protection of Design or Industrial Model is ten years starting from the filing date.
The said registration may be renewed for further five years if the owner of the design or industrial Model file an application for renewal during the last year of the original period according to the conditions and terms prescribed in the Implementing Regulations of this Law.
The owner may file a renewal application within three months from the expiration date otherwise the design office ex-officio, shall cancel registration of design or Industrial model.

Article ( 127 )
The owner of a design or Industrial model registration is entitled to prohibit use, manufacture, sell, import products subject of the Design or Industrial Model.
The right to prohibit others from importing, using, selling, distributing products referred to is exhausted if the owner market these products in any country or give a license to market the said products.
The following acts shall not be considered as a breaching of the rights of the protected Design or Industrial Model :
( 1 ) Acts related to scientific activities.
( 2 ) Acts related to education or training purposes.
( 3 ) acts related to non commercial activities.
( 4 ) Manufacturing or selling parts of the said products for repairing in return of fair compensation.
( 5 ) Other uses which does not reasonably conflict with the normal use of the protected Design or Industrial Model and does not damage the legal interests of the owner taking into consideration the legal interests of others.

Article ( 128 )
Ownership of Design or Industrial Model can be partially or totally assigned with or without consideration, and it may be mortgaged or attached.
Without prejudice to the acts of Law relative to the sale and mortgage of commercial establishments, the transfer of the ownership of a Design or Industrial Model shall not be valid against third party until it is registered in the register of Design & Industrial Models.
Procedures shall be stipulated in the Implementing Regulations.

Article ( 129 )
Design office may , for the purpose of public interest and after approval of a Ministerial Committee formed by Prime Minister, issue a decision granting third party compulsory license to use a registered design or industrial model in return of a fair compensation. Terms and conditions of granting such license shall be stipulated in the Implementing regulation.

Article ( 130 )
The design Office shall publish all registration, renewal and cancellation decisions in the Trade Mark & Design Journal, publication shall include a representation of the Design according to the terms and conditions laid down in the Implementing Regulation.
Stipulations of articles 80, 81, 82 & 83 are applied to this section.

Article ( 131 )
Any person shall have the right to obtain copies of the registered Design or Industrial Model documents relative thereto and also extracts from the official register as set forth in the manner shown in the Implementing regulations and upon payment of a fees not exceeding L.E. 100.00.

Article ( 132 )
Temporary protection shall be awarded to designs and industrial models exhibited in national or international fairs defined by the competent Minister. Implementing Regulations of this law shall embody provisions and rules of granting this protection.

Article ( 133 )
The Design Office and any interested person shall have the right to apply to the Administrative Court to annul registration of Design or Industrial Model that may have been improperly registered . The Design Office shall cancel such registration upon submitting an executive copy of a judgment carrying the force of a matter.

Article ( 134 )
Without prejudice to any stronger punishment in any other Law, shall be punished by a fine not less than E.P. 4000.00 and not exceeding E.P. 10,000.00 , any person commit any of the following acts :
1. Anyone imitated a design or industrial model registered according to the provisions of this law.
2. Anyone knowingly manufactures, sells or offers for sale or handle or possesses for the purpose of sale a product taking the form of imitated design or industrial model.
3. Anyone who make a statements on his products, advertising, trademarks or other means with the purpose of giving the impression that has registered his design or industrial model.
In case of recidivism, the accused shall be sentenced to imprisonment of not less than one month and a fine not less than E.P.8,000.00 and not exceeding E.P.20,000.00.
In all cases, the Court may order the confiscation of the design or industrial model which is the subject of the crime as well as products and tools used in committing the crime
The Court may also order the publication of the judgment in one or more newspapers at the cost of the sentenced party.

Article ( 135 )
At the request of any interested party, the Judge of the Court may order one or more of the following conservatory measures and in particular:
( 1 ) Prove the event of violation of the protected rights.
( 2 ) A detailed inventory of equipment and tools which are being used or had been used in the committing the crime.
( 3 ) Injunction of all materials referred to in paragraph ( 2 )
In all cases the Judge may include the delegation of one or more experts to assist the bailiff in his duty and may impose a suitable security to be paid by the applicant.
The conservatory measures taken are deemed null if action is instituted in front of the competent court against such measures within 15 days following the issue of the injunction order.

Article ( 136 )
The defendant may appeal against the said order to the Judge within 30 days from the date of issuance , the judge may sustain the order or cancel same partially or totally.

Article ( 137 )
The Minister of Justice shall issue in collaboration with the competent Minister a decision of persons who have the capacity of judicial police officers with respect to the application of the provisions of this section.