Sunday, 15 September 2013

Saudi Arabia Trade Mark Law

In my Overview of Saudi IP law of 22 May 2011 I noted that Saudi Arabia does not have an intellectual property as such and that responsibility for protecting brands, technology and works of art and literature is shared by the Ministry of Commerce and Indutry, The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and the Ministry of Culture respectively.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is in Riyadh. There is a Trade Marks section which can be contacted at +(966 1) 206 9449.  The Ministry has now translated into English some of the relevant legislation. WIPO has published statistics for patent, designs and trade mark grants and applications up to 2011.

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