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Saudi Arabia: Accession to the Locarno Agreement and Vienna Agreement

December 4, 2019

Saudi Arabia ratified its accession to two key World Intellectual Property Organization treaties: the Locarno Agreement and Vienna Agreement.

The Locarno Agreement stipulates procedures for establishing, amending and additionally creating international classification for industrial designs. Contracting states in the Middle East and Africa are Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, and Turkey.

Saudi Arabia also joined the Vienna Agreement, which establishes a classification for marks that consist of, or contain, figurative elements. Contracting states in the region are Armenia, India, Jordan, Tunisia, and Turkey.

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