Saudi Arabia

classification
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
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 Hijri years (approximately 9 years and 8 months) from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

Filing Requirements

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

What you need to know

  • 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
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Official search among granted and published patents is possible by patentee name, title, subject matter, priority/PCT number
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability
publications
PUBLICATION
Patents are published in the Official Gazette after substantive examination and before grant
opposition
OPPOSITION
No provisions
annuities
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
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

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
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form and novelty
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Inadmissible
annuities
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

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

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

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