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

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
10th edition – single class application. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, pork meat in class 29, and Christmas trees and related products in class 28 cannot be registered
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Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
60 days from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 Hijri years (approximately 9 years and 8 months) from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years preceding date of filing for cancellation

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• A scanned colored copy of both the POA and priority document must be submitted at the time of filing. The original copies may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
What you need to know
• Grace period of 6 lunar months
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name, legalized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
• For a change of address, no additional documents are required other than the POA and the original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties
• May be recorded for registrations only