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  • International Country Code:

    SA
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)

Industrial Design registration in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Saudi Arabia, as well as other design fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple design applications 

Multiple design applications are possible in Saudi Arabia provided that all designs are included in the same class of the International Classification of Industrial Designs.

  • Filing requirements of a design application in Saudi Arabia

To obtain a date of filing, a design application in Saudi Arabia should contain:
- application for registration including applicant's and designer's details;
- type of product to which the industrial design will be applied;
- the title, description, and classes according the International Classification of Industrial Designs;
-representation of the design;
-country, application number, filing date of the priority application (if any).

A certified copy of the Priority Document should be submitted within 3 months from the filing date.

Original Power of Attorney notarized and legalised up to the Saudi Consulate should be submitted within 3 months from the filing date. At the time of filing a copy is sufficient.

If the application is filed by a person other than the designer, a legalised Assignment Deed between the applicant and the designer must be submitted simultaneously with filing the application.

Saudi design applications claiming conventional priority should be filed within six months from the priority date. Restoration of the priority right is not possible.

  • Examination of a design application in Saudi Arabia

Design applications in Saudi Arabia are subject to formal examination only.

  • Novelty grace period

If the design was disclosed at an officially recognised international exhibition within six months prior to the filing date of the application, or due to the abusive acts against the applicant of his or her predecessor within six months prior to the filing date or the date of priority, if any, this does not disprove the novelty.

  • Grant, validity term and design renewal fees

Industrial design certificates in Saudi Arabia are valid for 10 years from the filing date. Grant fee should be paid together with publication fee within 90 days from the notification by the Office. Validity term of Saudi designs constitutes 10 years from the filing date; the term is not renewable. Annual maintenance fees are due starting from the year following the filing date and should be paid from January 1 to March 31 of each year.

  • Duration of registration procedure

It takes an average of 10-12 months to obtain a certificate for industrial design in Saudi Arabia.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to appoint a local representative, a registered Saudi patent attorney.

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Saudi Design Applications, Saudi Designs.

The above information was verified on 06.11.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Saudi IP Laws

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