Saudi Arabia

Filing Trademark Application:

  1. A Power of Attorney duly legalized up to the Saudi Consulate.

  2. The full name and address of the applicant.

  3. A list of the goods or services to be covered.

  4. Six prints of the mark not exceeding 7 X 7 cms.

  5. Certified copy of the Priority document, if any, must be submitted within six months.

Filing Patent Application:

  1. A power of attorney executed in the name of the Applicant duly notarized and legalized up to the Saudi Arabian Consulate.( has to be filed with the application).

  2. A Deed of Assignment executed by the inventor(s) if the Applicant is not the inventor, assigning the patent rights to the Applicant, duly notarized and legalized up to the Saudi Arabian Consulate.

  3. A certified copy of the Priority document, if Priority is claimed, which can be submitted within 3 months from filing date.

  4. Two copies of the specifications in English and Arabic prepared strictly in the following order:

    1. The Abstract (not exceeding one page).

    2. Background of the invention.

    3. Summary description of the invention.

    4. Brief description of the drawings, if any.

    5. Full description of the invention.

    6. Claims.

  5. Two sets of the drawings in Arabic and one in English, which must be submitted at the time of filing.

  6. General Information Required:

    1. Name(s) and Address(es) of the inventor(s).

    2. A list of the home and/or foreign applications stating:

      • Country of filing.

      • Application number(s) and filing date(s).

      • Publication number and date (if nay).

      • Class of the patent in accordance with the International Classification (if known).

Note: Documents 1 and 2 can be submitted within one month from the filing date.

Filing Design Application:

  1. A legalized power of attorney from the applicant up to the Saudi Consulate.

  2. Legalized deeds of assignment form the creator(s) to the applicant (form enclosed).

  3. Name of creator of the design.

  4. Name of owner of the design and his address.

  5. Title of design, a brief description thereof and a photo or a representation of each side of the design.

  6. Particulars of any foreign applications.

  7. A certified copy of the priority document, if it is be claimed.

Filing Copyright Application:

Software:

  1. A power of attorney duly legalized up to a Saudi Arabian consulate.

  2. Two copies of the software.

  3. A detailed explanation of the software with specification of its contents.

  4. The name and identity of the programmer (a photocopy of his passport).

  5. A declaration that the program is not quoted, i.e. it is the programmer’s own invention. If the opposite is proven , the application will be treated as cancelled.

  6. A permission from the Ministry of Information allowing to circulate the software. (We will issue such permit)

Literary & other works:
 

  1. A power of attorney duly legalized up to the Saudi Consulate.

  2. Two copies of the copyright work.

  3. A detailed explanation of the copyright work with a specification of its contents.

  4. The name and identity of the author.

  5. A declaration that the work is the author’s own creation. If the contrary is proven, the application will be cancelled.

  6. A permit from the Ministry of information permitting to circulate the work.

FAQ

Trademarks

  • What is the term of protection of a trademark?
    - 10 years, and the registration is renewable for similar periods of 10 years each.

  • Can one application cover more than one class of goods or services?
    - No, a separate application is to be filed for each class of goods/services.

  • Are there any goods or services for which the mark can not be registered?
    - Alcoholic goods in classes 32 and 33 and “retail and wholesale store services” in classes 35 and 42 are not registered.

  • May priority be claimed under the Paris Convention?
    - Yes

Patents

  • Can convention priority be claimed?
    - Yes. Saudi Arabia has become a member of Paris Convention as of March 11, 2004.

  • Can a patent application be filed without its complete documents?
    - No.

  • Can a registration be obtained for pharmaceutical products?
    - Yes.

  • What is the term of protection of a patent and from which date is it calculated?
    - 20 years from the filing date.

  • Does the Patents Office publish the patent applications in the Official Gazette?
    - Yes.
     

   

 


 

 

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