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GCC PATENT OFFICE STOPPED ACCEPTING NEW PATENT APPLICATIONS

Pursuant to the 41st meeting of the Supreme Council of the GCC, which was held on January 5, 2021 in Saudi Arabia, the GCC Patent Office has stopped accepting new patent applications as of January 6, 2021. The GCC Patent Office has been the regional office for acquiring patent protection in all GCC Member States …

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KUWAIT – Republication of Trademarks published between January 2020 and March 2020

On 17 November 2020, the Directorate of Trademark and Patent of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry republished all trademarks that were published in the Official Gazette in January, February, and March 2020. The republished trademarks are subject for the 60-day opposition period, making the due date for opposition 16 January 2021. The Directorate issued …

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SAUDI ARABIA – SAIP (The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property) approves registration of geographical indication collective marks.

In light of desire to regulate the area of intellectual property in line with international best practices and to contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the local economy, the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) announced the launch of the service of registering collective marks that include geographical indications.SAIP also clarified that geographical indication collective …

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SAIP SIGNS AGREEMENT (MOU) WITH JPO.

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Japan Patent Office (JPO). The MOU aims to facilitate the processing, examination, and registration of applications for patents, industrial designs, and trademarks. Since January 2020, the SAIP and the JPO have been implementing a patent prosecution highway (PPH) pilot …

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FIRST TIME IN SAUDI ARABIA – A SOUND TRADEMARK REGISTERED.

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) accepted the first sound trademark application for the first time in the history of Saudi Arabia. The sound represented on the application was a musical notation. The application was examined as to form only, and was subsequently registered.The decision was issued in accordance with the new GCC trademark …

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