Patents

Law

Law No. 4 of 1962 and its amendment of 1999.

Duration

Twenty years starting from the filing date of the non PCT patent applications.  For PCT national phase applications, twenty years starting from the PCT filing date. The term of protection is non-extendable.

Annuity

Annuities are paid on the anniversary of the national filing date for non PCT application.   For PCT national phase applications, annuities are due on the anniversary of international filing date.

IP Decisions KSA