Intellectual property protection in Saudi Arabia

Intellectual Property in Saudi Arabia

1. Saudi Arabia general info

Saudi Arabia (officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)), is an Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. With a land area of approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), Saudi Arabia is geographically the fifth largest state in Asia and second largest state in the Arab world after Algeria. Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the North, Kuwait to the Northeast, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to the East, Oman to the Southeast, and Yemen to the South. It is separated from Israel and Egypt by the Gulf of Aqaba.

International Country Code:  SA

Time zone:  UTC +3                        

Currency:    Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)

See brief information about Patent registration in Saudi Arabia (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Saudi Arabia (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Saudi Arabia

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Saudi Arabia

2. IP Legal Base in Saudi Arabia

Law of Patents, Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties, and Industrial Designs
Law of Trademarks
Commercial Names Law
Copyright Law

3. International organisations/agreements

Patent Cooperation Treaty
Patent Law Treaty
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

4. Intellectual Property Office Contact Details


Saudi Patent Office
King Abdullaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
P.O. Box 6086
Riyadh 11442
Phone: +966 11 488 33 44
Fax: +966 11 481 38 30
Email: patents@kacst.edu.sa
www.kacst.edu.sa
Saudi Trademark Office
General Administration of Trademarks
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Riyadh 11163
Phone: +966 11 294 47 80
Fax: +966 11 476 69 35
Email: halarifi@mci.gov.sa
www.mci.gov.sa

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Saudi Arabia are available in the fee calculator.

The above information was verified on 23/03/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Saudi IP Laws

Ask us a question about IP protection in Saudi Arabia
From:
 
 
Subject:
Patents, trademarks, designs
worldwide