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Intellectual property in Saudi Arabia

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
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 Organisations
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
Patent
 
Industrial Property Law -2004
15 years, can be extended for further 5 years. Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trademark
 
The Law Of Trademarks (Royal Decree No. M/21, 7 August 2002)
Approximately nine years and eight months (ten Hegira years)
Design
 
Industrial Property Law -2004
10 years  
Copyright
 
Copyright Law (Royal Decree No. M/11, 30 Aug 2003)
Between 25 and 50 years Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Industrial Models
 
Industrial Property Law -2004
10 years  

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