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Saudi Arabia

  • International Country Code:

    SA
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR)

Patent registration in Saudi Arabia (non-PCT)

Saudi Arabia
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  • Patent fees

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

  • The term for filing patent applications in Saudi Arabia

A patent application claiming conventional priority should be filed with the Saudi Patent Office within twelve months from the priority date. Restoration of this term is not possible.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Saudi Arabia

    To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Saudi Patent Office with:
    - application for a patent containing applicant’s and inventor’s information and addresses;
    - patent specification (description, claims,drawings,abstract);
    - priority data, if any.

  • Language of the Saudi Arabian patent application

The Arabic and English translations of the application should be submitted at the time of filing. It is not possible to submit the translation at a later stage.

  • Priority document

A legalised copy of the priority application should be submitted within 90 days from the filing date.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

An original notarised Power of Attorney legalised up to the Saudi Consulate may be filed within 90 days from filing a patent application in Saudi Arabia.  

  • Assignment Deed

If the application is filed by a person other than the inventor, a notarised and legalised Assignment Deed between the applicant and the inventor must be submitted within 90 days from the filing date.

  • Substantive examination request

No special request for substantive examination needs to be filed.

  • Novelty grace period

The disclosure does not disprove novelty of the invention if it occurred 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.

  • Grant and patent maintenance fees

Grant fee should be paid together with publication fee within 90 days from the notification by the Office. 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.Late payment is possible within three months after the due date and within a further grace period of three months provided that the fee is paid in the double amount.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

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

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Saudi Patent Applications, Saudi Patents, GCC Patents.
2. Patent protection in Saudi Arabia may be obtained via GCC Patent registration.

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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