Patents

Law

Patent applications are filed as per Royal Decree No. 82/2000 Promulgating the Patent Law.

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.

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