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Saudi Arabia: PCT National Phase Entry Begins on Schedule
February 3, 2015
The Saudi Patent Office accepted the first PCT national stage entry on February 3, 2015.
We are pleased to announce that Al Hadaf Marks Services, in cooperation with Saba & Co. IP, utilized the system as soon as it became available, thus ensuring that the 30 month deadline is met.
Saudi Arabia acceded to the PCT and became bound by the Treaty on August 3, 2013, as reported in the Saba IP Bulletin. Accordingly, the first applications to designate SA for national stage entry would have been filed on August 3, 2013 and the 30 month deadline for entering those at the national stage would then be February 3, 2015.
The requirements, annuity due dates, and fees remain the same as for national filings.
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