KE2: Trademarks and Industrial Designs Legal Expert (Cat II)Trademarks and Industrial Designs Office in Egypt

Department: LOT 2: Infrastructure, sustainable growth and jobs
Project Location(s): Egypt
Education: Master's Degree
Compensation: 150 wds

Global objective 

The overall objective is to strengthen the protection of trademarks and industrial designs in Egypt.

Specific objective 

The specific objectives of this contract are:

  • to strengthen the operational capacity of the Trademarks and Industrial Designs office by supporting its staff to improve their organisational and technical skills;
  • to upgrade and enhance procedures and operational mode of the office through further automation systems and in particular e-fillling;
  • to raise public awareness on the importance of the use of trademarks and industrial designs.

Expertise required :

Qualifications and Skills : 

  • At least Master’s Degree Academic level in a field related to one or more of the following disciplines: law or a related field OR equivalent experience of at least 13 years in the relevant sector;
  • A post-graduation in the field of the Intellectual property will be considered as an advantage (LLM, Doctorate or equivalent).

General Professional Experience : 

  • At least 12 years’ experience as Legal Practitioner or Attortney (without prejudice to any national denomination of equivalent positions under the rules of the legal profession) or equivalent;
  • Experience in the field of trademarks and industrial designs would be an advantage;
  • Legislative drafting skills, preferably in the context of transposing EU laws would be an advantage.

Specific Professional Experience : 

  • At least 6 years’ experience in the detection of Intellectual Property infringements and enforcement;
  • Experience in anti-piracy would be an advantage;
  • Experience in working on donor funded international projects on capacity building or legal approximation would be an advantage;
  • Experience of providing training in the field of trademarks and industrial designs and enforcement would be an advantage.

The KE2 is expected to spend at least 80% of his/her time input in the Beneficiary country.

Language skills : 

  • Proficiency in oral and written communications in English (C2).