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Saudi Arabia

  • 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.

  • Term for filing design applications in Saudi Arabia

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

  • Minimum filing requirements 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 classification of the design.

  • 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.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

An original Power of Attorney legalised up to the Saudi Consulate may be submitted within 3 months from the filing date. At the time of filing a copy is sufficient.

  • Priority document

A certified copy of the priority document may be submitted within 3 months from the filing date.

  • Assignment Deed

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.

  • 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 twelve months prior to the filing date of the application or due to the arbitrary act 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 maintenance fees

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.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is recommended 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 30.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Saudi IP Laws

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