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Saudi Arabia: Preparing for PCT Filings

December 19, 2014

The Saudi Patent Office will begin acting as a Patent Cooperation Treaty Receiving Office as of January 1, 2015.

International applications may be filed at the SPO using WIPO’s ePCT system. Upon filing, applicants may choose the Egyptian Patent Office, among others, as the competent International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority.

The SPO is also expected to receive PCT national stage entries as of February 3, 2015. There has yet to be an announcement detailing requirements, fees, and the annuity due date. We will monitor the situation closely and provide you with any updates.

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