Trademarks: Saudi Arabia

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, WIPO & PCT.

Classification : Int’l Classification (Classes 1-45); Single-Class filing

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Service Marks & Collective Marks
What is Not Registrable : Alcoholic goods in classes 32 and 33 and “retail and wholesale store services” in classes 35 and 42.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Marks are examined as to its availability, registrability, and coverage

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Opposition : Yes – within 3 months as of publication date (No extensions are permitted).

Time Frame for Registration : 12 Months
Registration Term : 10 Hijra (Islamic) Years (approx. 9 years & 8 months)
Renewal Term : 10 Hijra (Islamic) Years (approx. 9 years & 8 months)
Grace Period for Renewals : Six Hijra months

Use Requirement for filing : Use of trademark is not compulsory in Saudi Arabia for filing applications or to obtain registration

Cancellation : a trademark becomes vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party who can establish that the trademark was not actually used for a period of five years in succession, unless the owner of the mark presents a reasonable excuse to justify non-use of the mark.

Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? No
Can pending applications be Assigned ? No

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? No
Can pending application be Licensed ? No

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Saudi Consulate. One 
    general power of attorney is sufficient for filing simultaneous and any future applications.
  2. A list of goods/services to be covered by the application.
  3. Fifteen prints of the trademark. A trademark print should not exceed (7x7) cm.
  4. The full name and address of the applicant, Saudi Arabia is not a member of any 
    international convention. However, it is possible to claim priority if the applicant 
    submits a certified and legalized copy of the priority document within six months 
    from the filing date of the corresponding application, i.e., within the priority 
    period.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Saudi Consulate.
  2. The original Saudi registration certificate of the trademark for the purpose of 
    endorsement.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Saudi Consulate.
  2. A legalized deed of assignment executed by both assignor and assignee.
  3. The original Saudi registration certificate of the trademark for the purpose of 
    endorsement.

License/Merger Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Saudi Consulate.
  2. A legalized certificate or merger or a copy o the license agreement.
  3. The original Saudi registration certificate of the trademark for the purpose of 
    endorsement.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. A legalized power of attorney showing the new name and/or address.
  2. A legalized certificate of change of name.
  3. The original Saudi registration certificate of the trademark for the purpose of 
    endorsement. (as for recording change of address, only 1 and 3 of the above are required).

 

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