§ MR. C. B. STUART-WORTLEY (Sheffield, Hallam)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the Egyptian Government requires the consent of any and what Foreign Powers before it can legislate against the forgery of trade marks or the use of false trade descriptions on Egyptian territory by (1) Egyptian subjects; (2) subjects of other Powers?
The Egyptian Government does not require the consent of any Foreign Power for legislation of the character indicated in the case of its own subjects on Egyptian soil. But in the case of foreigners it cannot act except through the Mixed Courts, which have at present no penal jurisdiction in such matters, and can only obtain it by the joint action of the Powers. Negotiations with this object in view have for some time been proceeding.