Saudi Arabia

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

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION

60 days from publication date

PROTECTION TERM

10 Hijri years (approximately 9 years and 8 months) from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from registration date

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Gulf Cooperation Council, Berne Convention, Paris Convention, GCC Patent Law, Patent Law Treaty, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Locarno Agreement, Marrakesh Treaty, Vienna Agreement


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • A scanned colored copy of the legalized POA and of the priority document must be submitted at the time of filing. The original copies may be submitted within 3 months from filing date

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 lunar months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name, legalized
  • For a change of address, no additional documents are required other than the POA

 

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
  • May be recorded for registrations only

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

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

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. 3 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from the international filing date


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • 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

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, legalized

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • POA may be submitted by assignee or assignor

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

What you need to know

  • POA may be submitted by licensee or licensor

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form and novelty

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Inadmissible

RENEWAL

A maintenance fee is due annually on designs, and is payable the first 3 months of each calendar year following the year the design application was filed. There is a 3-month grace period for late payment with a surcharge

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

Yes

OPPOSITION

No provisions


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • Figures, drawings, or photos and description of the design must be submitted at the time of filing, remaining documents may be submitted within 3 months from filing date

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