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Saudi Arabia

Trademarks

General Information
  • Classification - 10th edition, single class filing. Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, pork meat in class 29, and Christmas trees and related products in class 28 cannot be registered
  • Search - Possible for word and device marks
  • Examination - Formality, absolute, and relative grounds
  • Opposition period - 60 days from publication date
  • Extension of time  - Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
  • Term of protection  - 10 Hijri years (approximately 9 years and 8 months) from filing date and renewable for like periods
  • Use - Mark is vulnerable to cancellation action by interested parties if there is no effective use of the mark for a period of 5 consecutive years preceding date of filing for cancellation

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • In case of claiming priority, certified copy of the corresponding home or foreign application.
  • List of the goods/services to be covered by the application. 
  • In case of claiming priority, a certified copy of the priority application is to be filed within six months from the filing date of the foreign application.

Renewal
  • A Power of Attorney notarized and legalized up to the Saudi Consulate. 
  • The original Saudi registration certificate of the trademark for the purpose of endorsement.

Assignment
  • Deed of Assignment, signed by both parties, legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Power of Attorney from the Assignee duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • The Original Registration Certificate for the purpose of endorsement.

Merger
  • Power of Attorney from the entity surviving the merger, duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Certificate of Merger, duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • The Original Registration Certificate for the purpose of endorsement.

License
  • Power of Attorney from the licensee duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Copy of the License Agreement, signed by both parties, duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • The Original Registration Certificate for the purpose of endorsement.

Change of Name or Address
  • Change of Name - Certificate of Change of Name duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Power of Attorney in the new name and/or address duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • The Original Registration Certificate for the purpose of endorsement.
  • Change of Address - Power of Attorney in the new address duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • The Original Registration Certificate for the purpose of endorsement.

Patents

General Information
  • Search - Suspended
  • Examination - Formality and substantive
  • Publication - Published in the official gazette after grant
  • Opposition period  - 60 days from grant and publication of patent
  • Annuities - Annuities are paid at the beginning of each year subsequent to the year in which the international application was filed (or the application was filed for Paris Convention Route)
  • or and payable within a period of 3 months (January 1st to March 31st) without extra fees. Late payment of annuity fees is allowed within the next 3 months in exchange for a double fee.
  • Term of protection - 20 years from the application/international filing date

Filing Requirements
  • Local Applications (Paris Convention Route) -
  • Power of Attorney from the applicant duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • If the applicant is different from the inventor, an Assignment from the inventor (s) duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the priority document, if priority is claimed.
  • Specification, claims, abstract and formal drawings, if any, in English and Arabic languages. The Arabic translation will be prepared from our end.
  • National Application (PCT Route) -
  • Power of Attorney from the applicant duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • If the applicant is different from the inventor, an Assignment from the inventor (s) duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Specification, claims, abstract and formal drawings, if any, in English and Arabic. The Arabic translation will be prepared from our end.
  • Transfer of Ownership -
  • Power of Attorney from the assignee duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Deed of Assignment duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.

Merger
  • Power of Attorney from the entity surviving the merger duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Certificate of Merger duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.

License
  • Power of Attorney from the licensee duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Copy of the License Agreement, signed by both parties, duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • The Original Registration Certificate.

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney, in the new Name or Address, duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Certificate of Change of Name/Address duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.

Industrial designs

General Information
  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date
  • Examination - Formality examination only
  • Annuities - A maintenance fee is paid annually on designs, and is payable the first 3 months of each calendar year following the year the design application was filed.
  • A grace period of 3 months is allowed for late payment with an extra charge
  • Renewal - Not possible

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney from the applicant duly legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Deed of Assignment from the designer also legalized by the Saudi Consulate.
  • Certified copy of the priority document, in case of claiming priority.
  • Brief description of the design pointing out the novel aspects thereof.
  • Three representations of the design.



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