GCC TM Law and its Implementing Regulations Come into Force in KSA

16 Oct 2016

RIYADH - The Saudi Trade Mark Office has adopted the GCC Trademark Law and its Implementing Regulations that came into force as of September 29, 2016. 

Under the new Law, the following changes have been implemented in Saudi Arabia:

- The official fees for filing complaints have been increased to USD 267 and the deadline has been shortened from 60 days to 30 days 

- The official fees for opposing published trademarks have been increased to USD 534 and the deadline has been shortened from 90 days to 60 days 

- A deadline for submitting a counter-opposition has been set for 60 days from the notification date 

- The deadline for appealing complaints has been extended to 60 days, while the deadline for appealing oppositions remained the same (30 days) 

- A new USD 267 official fee has been imposed for each hearing session before the Committee.

For further details and inquiries on the new Trademark Law, please contact TAG-Legal office in KSA at: ksa@tag-legal.com 




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