Saudi Arabia

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Summary

The copyright law in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was issued as per Royal Decree No. M/41 dated August 30, 2003 and published in the Official Gazette No. 3959 dated September 19, 2003.

The Implementing Regulations of the law were published in the Official Gazette (Um-Al-Qura) dated June 4, 2004 and entered into force on August 2, 2004.

Protection is granted to authors whose works of art are expressed in writing, sound, drawing, photography or motion pictures and computer software. The rights of the author are protected for his lifetime and for a period of 50 years after his death.

The protection shall cover all intellectual works whether they are literary, scientific or artistic of any type as far as the distribution of the same in Saudi Arabia is allowed.

Foreign intellectual works are protected in accordance with the international conventions Saudi Arabia is a member therein. ...

Summary

Designs and industrial models in Saudi Arabia are governed by Patents, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties and Industrial Models Law which was issued, as per Royal Decree No. M/27 dated July 17, 2004.

The law, which provides full protection for patents, layout designs of integrated circuits, plant varieties and industrial designs in KSA, was published in the Official Gazette No. 4004, dated August 6, 2004 and entered into force on September 6, 2004.

The Implementing Regulations for the aforementioned law were issued as per an administrative decision on December 26, 2004 and entered into force on the same date.

Absolute universal novelty is stipulated by the design law. However, applications are examined as to formalities only.

Protection period for industrial designs and models shall be 10 years from the date of filing the application.

Summary

The Saudi Network Information Center (SaudiNIC) is the local registry for the Top-Level Domain Name (.sa) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Second-Level Domains

.com.sa:  commercial purposes

.edu.sa: 
  educational institutions

.sch.sa:   schools

.med.sa:  medical purposes

.gov.sa:   governmental institutions

.net.sa:   ISPs

.org.sa:   non-for-profit organizations

.pub.sa:   general ...

Summary

Patents in Saudi Arabia are governed by Patents, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties and Industrial Models Law which was issued, as per Royal Decree No. M/27 on July 17, 2004.

The law, which provides full protection for patents, layout designs of integrated circuits, plant varieties and industrial models in Saudi Arabia, was published in the Official Gazette No. 4004, dated August 6, 2004 and entered into force on September 6, 2004.

The Implementing Regulations for the aforementioned law were issued as per an administrative decision on December 26, 2004 and entered into force on the same date.

The Directorate of Patents at King Abdul-Aziz City of Science and Technology is deemed as the "Patent Office" and has the authority to grant patents in the country.

Once an application for the grant of a patent is filed with the Patent Office, it will be examined with respect to the ...

Summary

Saudi Arabia is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. The International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement is followed in Saudi Arabia. Trademarks covering alcoholic goods are not registrable as well as retail and wholesale services. A separate application should be filed with respect to each class of goods or services.

Once a trademark or a service mark application is filed, it is examined as to its availability, registrability and coverage. If the Registrar objects in writing to certain aspects of the mark in the course of examination, such as the scope of goods or services or asks for the modification of the mark, a grace period of 3 months is given to the applicant to comply with the Registrar’s request. Once the application is formally rejected, a complaint against the rejection can be filed before the Minister of Commerce, within ...

Address:

King Fahd Road - Olaya District - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org)

P.O.Box
9767, Riyadh 11423, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Telephone:
(00 966-1) 464 2936
Fax:
(00 966-1) 465 2713
Email:
ksa@agip.com
Contact:
Ma'an Al-Khen (Mr)

Other offices in this country

Jeddeah Office

Tel: +966 2 668 5458
Mobile: 00966 553354228
Fax: +966 2 668 5415
P.O. Box 20135,Jeddah 21455, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
E-mail: marketing.jeddah@tagorg.com 

Weekend Days

Government days: Friday & Saturday

Office days: Friday & Saturday

Holidays

  • Eid Al-Fitr August 13 - August 24
  • National Day September 23
  • Eid Al-Adha Al-Mubarak September 26 - October 11