Patents

Law

Federal Law No. 44 for the year 1992 pertaining to the Industrial Regulation and Protection of Patents, Industrial Drawings, and Designs was replaced by Federal Law No. 17 for the year 2002 and later amended by the Federal law 31 for the year 2006.

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