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What does the term "intellectual property" mean?

Intellectual property refers to creative works of thought, such as inventions, literary and art works, symbols, names, images and industrial models.

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What is the role of the SAIP?

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) is a body specialized in regulating the fields of intellectual property, protecting the rights of owners in various fields, and raising awareness about the importance of this domain and its relevance to the building of the State, enactment of laws and regulations, and conclusion of international agreements.

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What does the Intellectual Property Information Center offer?

It offers searching databases of patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights for published applications.

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What is the process for initiating a case?

The claimant fills out the designated forms without seeking damages since the Authority considers the public right only. As regards the private right, the claimant can bring the case directly to the competent court.

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What is the process for filing a grievance?

A grievance must be filed through the system no later than 60 days after the Department’s decision is issued. Otherwise, the right to file a grievance is deemed waived.

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Patents

An idea developed by the inventor results in a solution to a specific problem in technology.

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It is an exclusive protection document granted to those who come up with an invention.

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1- The invention must be new. 2- It must include an innovative move. 3- It must be industrially applicable.

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The SAIP provides many services related to patents, including the following: Filing an application, making amendments, transfer of ownership, adding a power of attorney or assignment document, fast check path, registering a license.

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The term of patent protection is twenty years from the date of filing the application.

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• Discoveries, scientific theories, and mathematical methods. • Schemes, rules and methods for running business, purely practising mental activities, or playing a game. • Plants, animals, and processes - which are mostly biological - used for producing plants or animals with the exception of microorganisms, abiotic processes, and microbiological processes. • Methods employed for treating the human or animal body surgically or therapeutically, and disease diagnose methods applied to the human or animal body, with the exception of products that are used in any of these methods. • This includes computer software and any other works included in literary works.

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Trademark

Means a distinctive mark used for the purpose of distinguishing the source of products or services.

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Trademarks include everything that takes a distinctive form, such as names, words, signatures, letters, symbols, numbers, addresses, seals, drawings, pictures, inscriptions, packaging, graphic elements, shapes, colors, combinations of colors, any sign or group of signs or a combination thereof.

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The SAIP provides many services related to trademarks, including the following: Trademark registration, renewal, modification, transfer of ownership, license application or cancellation, mortgage, appeal.

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Extendable ten years.

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Copyright

An author is the person who created the workbook in case his name is printed on it unless there is evidence to the contrary. In case his/her name is not mentioned on the workbook or a pseudonym is mentioned, the publisher whose name appears on workbook ork shall act as his/her representative. The people involved in creating audio and video works are deemed authors, such as script authors, screenwriters, dialogue writers, and directors.

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Owner is the author unless release it to another person or entity without contract between them

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Means a privilege that grants authors the exclusive right to accept or reject the use of a creative work such as literary, audio, visual or artistic work, and is limited to a specific period. Under copyright, an author can generate economic income for new creative activities in addition to being protected against unauthorized use of his/her work.

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- Means financial rights (having a certain term of protection according to the copyright law). - The right to print and publish the work. - The right to modify or translate the work into other languages. - All forms of material exploitation of the work, such as licensing or leasing the work to third parties. - Moral rights (perpetual rights). - The author's right to attribute the workbook to himself/herself. - The right to object to any violation against the work. - The author's right to publish his/her work. - The author's right to modify his/her work. - The author's right to withdraw the workbook from circulation.

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It refers to a set of rights granted to some people or organizations that help make the workbook available to the public.

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The SAIP provides the following copyright-related services: 1- To register a new work. 2- To modify a work. 3- To dispose of a work.

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First: 1. Protection of work for an author is provided during their lifetime and for 50 years after the author's death. 2. The copyright period for joint works shall be computed from the date of the death of the last surviving author. 3. The copyright period for works in which the author is a corporate entity, or if his name is unknown, shall be 50 years from the date of the work's first publication. If the author's name becomes known before the end of the50 year period, the duration of copyright shall be the period specified in paragraph (1) of this Article. 4. If the work consists of several parts or volumes, published separately or over a period of time, each part or volume shall be considered an independent work for the computation of its copyright period. 5. The copyright period for audio works, audio-visual works, films, collective works, and computer programs shall be 50 years from the date of the first show or publication of the work, regardless of republication. 6. The copyright period for applied artworks (handcrafted or manufactured)and photographs shall be 25 years from publication. Computation of the period starts in this case, on the date of the work's first publication, regardless of republication. Second: 1. The copyright period for broadcasting organizations shall be 20 years from the date of the first transmission of programs or broadcast materials. 2. The copyright period for the producers of audio recordings and performers shall be 50 years from the date of performance or its first recording, as the case may be.

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- Laws, regulations, court judgements and the like. - Ideas, procedures, work methods, concepts of mathematical sciences - abstract facts - daily news published by newspapers and magazines.

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Yes, copying and using works without making reference to or taking the owner's permission is considered an infringement of the author’s copyright.

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Copyright works are protected under the Copyright Protection Law. Therefore, a work so protected may not be used without the copyright holder's permission.

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Industrial designs

It is the combination of 2D lines or colors, or a 3D shape that gives a special look to any industrial product or a product of traditional crafts.

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An industrial model certificate shall be granted in case the model is new and has features that distinguish it from well-known industrial models.

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The SAIP provides many services related to industrial models, including the following: Filing an application, making amendments, transfer of ownership, adding a power of attorney or assignment document.

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Plant varieties

A botanical set of a single botanical classification, of the lowest known classes, which can be determined by expressing the characteristics generated from a particular genetic structure or a certain set of genetic structures, and can be distinguished from any other botanical set by expressing at least one of the mentioned characteristics, considering it a unit for its ability to reproduce without change.

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Plant Patent: An exclusive right granted by the Authority to the plant variety; thereby, the owner enjoys the protection prescribed under the Law and its Executive Regulations.

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The plant variety must be new, distinct, uniform, stable, and named.

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The SAIP provides many plant variety-related services, including the following: File an application, amend the application, transfer the ownership, add a power of attorney or waiver document, request an extension of time.

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The term of plant patent protection is 20 years as of the date on which the application is filed, and 25 years for trees and vines.

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Integrated circuits

Means a product designed to perform an electronic function, in which elements - at least one of them is active - and all or some of the connections form an integrated form in or on a piece of material, whether in its final or intermediate format.

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The SAIP provides many integrated circuit-related services, including the following: File an application, modify, transfer the ownership, add a power of attorney or waiver document, add or cancel an agent.

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The design certificate protection period is 10 years as of the date on which an application is filed or from the date on which its commercial use is commenced anywhere in the world. In all cases, the protection period shall not exceed 15 years from the date on which the design is developed.

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It is the 3D arrangement of integrated circuit elements - provided that at least one of these elements is active for all or some of the connections or the 3D order of dimensions developed for an integrated circuit for manufacturing purposes.

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