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News article14 August 2023European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

SMEs investing in Egypt and the role of intellectual property

The Africa IP SME Helpdesk is organising a webinar entitled ‘Investing in Egypt: the role of intellectual property’.

This online event will take place on 14 September 2023 and will provide an excellent opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the European Union and Egypt to discover the vast potential of investing in Egypt and the crucial role of intellectual property (IP) in safeguarding innovations and creations.

Event Details:

  • Date: 14 September 2023
  • Time: 11:00 – 12:30 (EEST, GMT+3 – Cairo time)
  • Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Registration: Registration link
  • Programme:  Agenda

Egypt is a commercial powerhouse in the Mediterranean region. Its control over the world’s most important maritime corridor, the Suez Canal, coupled with a privileged geographical location has made it a key trading and investment hub.

In addition, in recent years, Egyptian authorities have revised their customs legislation to streamline the process of importing and exporting goods, effectively boosting investment opportunities in the country, particularly for SMEs. To help exporting businesses preserve their innovations, prevent counterfeiting, attract investment, maintain market exclusivity and build trust with partners, the Africa IP SME Helpdesk seeks to raise awareness of the role of intellectual property (IP) in trade with Egypt.

During this webinar, expert speakers from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and local legal experts in IP matters will discuss the following key topics:

  • The role of the Africa IP SME Helpdesk in facilitating intra-African trade and African and European investment through IP
  • Funding opportunities for EU companies when protecting their IP rights (IPRs): the EUIPO’s experience
  • Key steps for businesses to acquire and enforce their IPRs in Egypt.

This webinar is aimed at SMEs looking to explore investment opportunities in Egypt as well as entrepreneurs interested in expanding their businesses to Egypt. Participation is also recommended for anyone interested in understanding how IP protection can contribute to boosting a company’s business in Egypt.

The language of the webinar is English and participation is free. The number of seats is limited however, so reserve your spot now by registering via the following link: Registration

For further information, please contact our team at africa [dot] iphelpdeskateuipo [dot] europa [dot] eu (africa[dot]iphelpdesk[at]euipo[dot]europa[dot]eu). Our dedicated team will be happy to answer your questions.


Publication date
14 August 2023
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency