Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Trademarks

Trademarks

According to the new trademark law adopted in Saudi Arabia, effective from September 27, 2016, the following entities are entitled to register their respective trademarks: 1. Any natural or legal person who is a national of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) state and an owner of a factory or a product, a craftsman or trader, or owner of a private service project. 2. Foreigners residing in any of the GCC states and who are licensed to engage in any

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Patents

Patents

What legal or administrative proceedings are available for enforcing patent rights against an infringer? Are there specialised courts in which a patent infringement lawsuit can or must be brought? Under Saudi national patent law, there is a specialised quasi-judicial committee for adjudication of patent infringement cases. The Patent Dispute Committee (the Committee) is established by a resolution of the Council of Ministers for a term of three

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Designs

Designs

Under Law of Patents, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties, and Industrial Design, it is possible to acquire design protection in Saudi Arabia. What can be registered as an industrial design in Saudi Arabia? A composition of two-dimensional lines or colors or any three dimensional shape that gives an industrial product or product of traditional craft a special appearance can be registered as an industrial design.

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Copyrights

Copyrights

Saudi Arabia has copyright legislation in place for protection of copyright subject matters. The law and implementing regulations has detailed provisions on subject matters of protection, infringement, exceptions, ownerships clauses, and procedure to enforce rights. What is the subject matter for Copyright protection in Saudi Arabia? Literary, artistic and scientific works are protected in Saudi Arabia. Literary work may include books, articles,

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IP Decisions KSA