Intellectual Property in Saudi Arabia

Overview by
National Organizations
Industrial Property Office (Patents): Directorate of Patents at King Abdul-Aziz City of Science and Technology is deemed as the "Patent Office" of the Kingdom.

Industrial Property Office (Marks): Ministry of Commerce and Industry - Trade Mark Section

Copyright Office: Ministry of Information - General Administration of Copyright.

Regional Organizations

Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP)

Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS)
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Industrial Property Law -2004
15 years, can be extended for further 5 years.
The Law Of Trademarks (Royal Decree No. M/21, 7 August 2002)
Approximately nine years and eight months (ten Hegira years) Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Industrial Property Law -2004
10 years  
Copyright Law (Royal Decree No. M/11, 30 Aug 2003)
Beetwen 25 and 50 years Berne convention
Industrial Models
Industrial Property Law -2004
10 years  

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