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The Council of Ministers approves the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s accession to the Locarno Agreement

The Council of Ministers approves the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s accession to the Locarno Agreement

The Council of Ministers, headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, may God protect him, agreed during the session held on Tuesday afternoon in the Yamamah Palace in Riyadh the join of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Locarno Agreement relating to designs and industrial designs which managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Locarno Classification “is one of the most important international agreements in the field of intellectual property.

The Locarno Classification was created on October 8, 1968, according to the diplomatic conference to which all countries that were members of the “Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property” were invited. The Locarno Classification aims to provide a unified system at the global level for the classification of industrial designs, so that it works to create a system for the standardization of the designations of industrial designs to facilitate the search process of databases at the national and international levels.

The CEO of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince, “may God protect them,” for the attention and care that intellectual property have from them. Stressing the importance of joining this classification, which contributes to achieving the goals of the authority in regulating the fields of intellectual property in the Kingdom, supporting, developing, caring, protecting, enforcing and promoting them according to the global best practices.

It is worth noting that the Kingdom’s accession to the Locarno classification provides the possibility of including national terms (the Arabic language), which enhances the enrichment of Arab content in the field of intellectual property.

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