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Saudi Arabian E-Commerce Law__A step towards Consumer Protection

Saudi Arabian E-Commerce Law__A step towards Consumer Protection

In a quest for efficiency and effectiveness in a highly competitive world of 21st century, the rapid growth in the E-Commerce echoes that the world is becoming an e-market. The world is in a continuous phase of transformation due to fast growth in technology. The Information and Communication technology (ICT) has drastic impacts on the business models and there is a big shift in the way we used to think about doing business. Business at the speed

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ICLG Trademarks 2019

ICLG Trademarks 2019

Saudi trademark law has provisions on criteria to establish a wellknown trademark. According to the law, the fame of the mark shall be determined by the extent of its recognition by the concerned consumers as a result of its promotion, the length of period of registration or use thereof, the number of countries of registration or the fame or the value of the mark and the extent of its impact in the promotion of goods or services which the mark is

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Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) introduces Copyright Registration System

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) introduces Copyright Registration System

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) in continuous efforts to upgrade the Intellectual Property (IP) regime in the Kingdom is taking a number of initiatives. SAIP recently published regulations for Copyright (optional) registration in Saudi Arabia. The Copyright registration will benefit the right holders to get a Copyright registration certificate from SAIP

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ICLG Patents 2019

ICLG Patents 2019

Of the six GCC Member States, Saudi Arabia appears to have the highest established standards with regard to patent protection. The decisions of the Committee are published in the Official Gazette, which is not yet the practice in the other GCC members.

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Anti-Counterfeiting 2018

Anti-Counterfeiting 2018

Online counterfeiting is increasing in Saudi Arabia. In June 2017 the Ministry of Commerce and Investment issued a strong warning to the public to be cautious when purchasing products through websites and social media platforms. The Ministry of Commerce and Investment regularly closes accounts on social media (eg, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat) which market fake goods. The ministry has also highlighted that fraudsters may face up to t

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ICLG Trademark 2018

ICLG Trademark 2018

According to the new GCC Trademark Law effective in Saudi Arabia from September 27, 2016, a trademark can be anything that takes a distinctive shape, such as names, words, signatures, letters, symbols, numbers, titles, stamps, drawings, pictures, inscriptions, packaging, figurative elements, shapes or colors, groups of colors, or combinations thereof, or any sign or group of signs used or intended to be used to distinguish the goods or services o

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GCC TM Law

GCC TM Law

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Trademark Law and its impact on current Saudi Trademark law and practice For the past 20 years, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) had been working on a regional unified trademark law. The law was eventually concluded in 2007. The government of Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia have announced their approval of the GCC trademark law but the law has still not entered into force in the sa

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GTD-Patents

GTD-Patents

Saudi Arabia Chapter Contributed by Mohammad Jomoa and Asif Iqbal. For complete read and details please click here:

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GTD-Trademarks

GTD-Trademarks

Saudi Arabia Chapter Contributed by Mohammad Jomoa and Asif Iqbal. For complete read and details please click here:

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ICLG-Patents

ICLG-Patents

Patent Enforcement Before what tribunals can a patent be enforced against an infringer? Is there a choice between tribunals and what would influence claimant’s choice? For complete read and details please click here:

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Pharmaceutical Advertising 2018

Pharmaceutical Advertising 2018

Pharmaceutical Advertising 2018 Saudi Arabia Contribution. For complete read and details please click here:

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INTA Enforcement Guide - Saudi Arabia

INTA Enforcement Guide - Saudi Arabia

This material is only intended to provide an introduction to and simplified profile of an area of this jurisdiction's trademark law and practice and has primarily been prepared for practitioners considering the merits of filing an opposition in this jurisdiction. This material does not take the place of professional advice given with full knowledge of the specific circumstances of each case and proficiency in the laws of this jurisdiction such as

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Copyright Protection in Saudi Arabia

Copyright Protection in Saudi Arabia

Yes, 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.

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A Saudi Industrial Design

A Saudi Industrial Design

Yes, under Law of Patents, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties, and Industrial Design, it is possible to acquire design protection in Saudi Arabia.

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A GCC Patent

A GCC Patent

The member states of GCC are Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. The GCC patent office was established in 1992, when the GCC approved GCC patent law establishing the GCC patent office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The office started receiving patent applications in 1998.

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A Saudi National Patent

A Saudi National Patent

Any invention which fulfills requirements of patentability can be granted a patent. An invention to be patentable must fulfil following conditions: i.   Novelty ii.  Inventive Step iii. Industrial Applicability. Saudi patent law clearly stipulates subject matters which are not patentable. The following cannot be protected as patents: i.   Discoveries, scientific theories and mathematical methods. ii.  Schemes, rule

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Trademark Protection in Saudi Arabia

Trademark Protection in Saudi Arabia

According to new GCC trademark law effective in Saudi Arabia from September 27, 2016, a trademark can be anything that takes a distinctive shape such as names, words, signatures, letters, symbols, numbers, titles, stamps, drawings, pictures, inscriptions, packaging, figurative elements, shapes or color, groups of colors, or combinations thereof, or any sign or a group of signs used or intended to be used to distinguish the goods or services of on

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Understanding Trademark Rights for Saudi Companies

Understanding Trademark Rights for Saudi Companies

The rights in intellectual creativity in field of literature, art and science is a basic right of every human being as provided in Article 27 of Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Intellectual property refers to the same rights of human beings and declare creations of mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce as a property right.

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IP Decisions KSA