Establishing ‘non-profit’ private associations and organizations in the fields of intellectual property in the KingdomKhalid Alnuaim
The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has called on the generous public and those interested in volunteering, private sector companies, community members and interested institutions and individuals to contribute to the establishment of non-profit private associations in the fields of intellectual property, innovation and invention, through the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development platform dedicated to this.
The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property will establish these associations to obtain a license for their activities in accordance with the requirements set by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Authority will assume the responsibility of supervising and following up on the associations that fall within its classification.
SAIP stated that the aim of establishing non-profit associations in intellectual property is to encourage the protection and respect of intellectual property, to regulate its fields in the Kingdom, to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property, and to protect its rights to contribute to its advancement in accordance with best practices.
Mr. Hisham Al-Arifi, Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Policies Department at the Authority, affirmed that the establishment of non-profit intellectual property associations in different regions of the Kingdom will contribute to confirming the government’s role in enhancing community awareness of intellectual property and its importance in stimulating human creativity, in addition to providing technical and legal advice to members of society regarding intellectual property, innovation and invention, qualifying specialized national cadres, and holding related events and activities to spread the culture of intellectual property and link intellectual initiatives with Saudi civilization principles as an integral part of social responsibility.
The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has invited those wishing to establish these associations to apply through the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development platform https://sd-eservices.mlsd.gov.sa/#/login and in case there is any inquiry about civil intellectual property associations, innovation societies and inventors,contact through SAIP direct customer service number (920021421), via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or through social media @SAIPKSA.