The Trademark Office in Saudi Arabia declared that the validity of the Power of Attorney is now five years from the date of issuance, unless the duration on the POA is stated otherwise or the POA is revoked.

This update comes in light of a memo issued by the Ministry of Justice on March 15, 2016, but was implemented recently by the authorities concerned at the TMO. It is worth noting that a scanned colored copy of the POA will be sufficient at the time of filing in support of trademark application. The original copy may be submitted within three months from filing date.

We are going to run a clean-up exercise of all POAs in our files and will notify you immediately in case a fresh power is required.

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