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Saudi Arabia Power of Attorney for Patents
POA
Saudi Arabia Deed of Assignment for Patents
DOA

what you need to know

EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Official search among granted and published patents is possible by patentee name, title, subject matter, priority/PCT number
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability
PUBLICATION
Patents are published in the Official Gazette after substantive examination and before grant
OPPOSITION
No provisions
ANNUITIES
Due annually and is payable the first 3 months of each calendar year following the year the patent application was filed. Grace period of 3 months for late payment with a surcharge
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Copy of International Publication
• Copy of International Search Report (ISR)
• Copy of Assignment (from WIPO)
• Copy of priority document (from WIPO)
• Specifications in English and Arabic
• Drawings in English and Arabic
• Sworn English translation of priority document
What you need to know
• Copy of International Publication, ISR, Specifications, and Drawings must be submitted at the time of filing
• POA and remaining documents may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address, legalized
What you need to know
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Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
What you need to know
• POA may be submitted by assignee or assignor
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
What you need to know
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Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
What you need to know
• POA may be submitted by licensee or licensor