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قبول الترشيح لصالح المملكة في الجمعية العمومية للمنظمة العالمية للملكية الفكرية

Sorry, this entry is only available in Arabic. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. تم قبول الترشيح لصالح المملكة في الجمعية العمومية للمنظمة العالمية للملكية الفكرية لتكون: المملكة رئيساً لجمعية الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الملكية الصناعية (اتحاد باريس) وتم تعيين المملكة العربية السعودية  ممثلة بسعادة الرئيس التنفيذي للهيئة السعودية للملكية الفكرية د. عبدالعزيز السويلم لمنصب رئيس جمعية الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الملكية الصناعية (اتحاد باريس) [...]


In cooperation with the World Organization (WIPO)… Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property : Establishing a national center for training in the field of intellectual property

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to establish a national center for training in the field of intellectual property, where the Authority will be the national institution charged with implementing the project to build capacity and facilitate the use of IP for development. The Authority was represented by Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Swailem, Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, and The WIPO was represented by [...]


Al-Swailem: Our country is racing against time and we live in historical development shifts

The Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Swailem, conveyed his sincere congratulations and good wishes to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud – May God bless them – on the occasion of the 89th National Day of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, wishing the Saudi people more progress under its leadership –God bless them-. Al-Suwailem said that our progress and prosperity is the result of [...]


Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property signs a PPH agreement with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) signed a PPH agreement. This comes within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed on September 27, 2018 and was signed on the sidelines of the 59th General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Held in Geneva.   The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Swailem, CEO of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, MR. Andrei Lanku, Undersecretary of Commerce for [...]


Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property uncovers IPR violations during Inspection Campaign

On Sunday 29th of Muharram, 1441 AH (29 September 29, 2019 AD), Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) carried out an extensive inspection campaign to uncover stores, which violate intellectual property rights (IPR), specifically the copyright protection system. SAIP has warned against the promotion or sale of any products or any activities that violate intellectual property rights, and reiterated that it will be strictly imposing relevant penalties to ensure IPR protection, especially concerning digital and paper literary, art products, and [...]


After its reconstitution by the decision of the Council of Ministers… Committee for Examine Patents on Inventions Lawsuits practice its work and approve its future plan

The first meeting of Committee for Examine Patents on Inventions Lawsuits was held at the headquarters of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property. At the meeting, they reviewed the future work plan of the committee and determined the work requirements for the next stage. The Executive Chairman of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Swailem attended the meeting, as well as the members of the Committee chaired by Dr. Abdulhameed Al-Hargan, and the membership of: Dr. Abdullah bin [...]


Minister Alqasabi Headed the 9th Meeting of the Board of Directors of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property

His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Investment, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, headed the 9th meeting of the Board of Directors of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property. During the meeting, the Minister and the board members were briefed on the progress of the Authority’s work and follow-up of achieving the objectives that the Authority is working to achieve in the coming period. The Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Suwailem, reviewed [...]


162 IP violations at the justice table

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property revealed that the Committee for the Consideration of Copyright Infringements recently received a number of cases related to infringement of authors’ rights and violations in the Copyright Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. (M / 41) dated 02/07/1424 H, as amended by the Council of Ministers Resolution No. (536) of 19/10/1440 H. The number of cases reached about 130 cases from different regions of the Kingdom until the issuance of this statement. The General [...]


During its campaign #Own_your_Drawing .. SAIP: Drawings are right to their owners forever

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property stated that drawings are belong to its owner, and it is one of the original works protected under the provisions of the copyright law, where the owner owns the moral and financial rights to his/her work, and no one has the right to exploit or modify them without a permission of the right holder in accordance with the provisions of the regulations which provides for the moral right, which shall never expire, whether the [...]


During its campaign #Own_your_Photo .. SAIP: Image infringement is a violation of rights and contrary to the system

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property stated that the photographs are belong to its owner, and it is one of the original works protected under the provisions of the copyright protection law, where the owner owns the moral and financial rights to this work, and no one has the right to exploit or modify them without a written permission of the right holder in accordance with the provisions of the regulations. The Authority affirmed that Article 22 of the Copyright Law [...]


Saudi Authority for Intellectual property illustrates the difference between the abstract idea and intellectual property right

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has launched a campaign entitled (acquire your idea) to educate Saudi society about the difference between the abstract idea and intellectual property rights. SAIP explained in its statement that ideas alone cannot be protected, it is not tangible and you cannot add legal protection on it. The Authority confirmed through its official website and its accounts in social networking sites that the real challenge lies in what is added to the idea of ​​an effort [...]


Saudi Arabia and Korea sign IP strategy program

In the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and His Excellency the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae, the National Intellectual Property Strategy Program was signed today in the Korean capital Seoul, between Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the Korea Intellectual Property Office. This comes in conjunction with the visit of the Crown Prince to the Republic of Korea, which includes a series [...]


Eng. Maher Uraijah : Deputy CEO of Intellectual Property Operations

The Executive Chairman of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Swailem, issued a decision appointing Eng. Maher bin Mohammed Uraijah as a Deputy CEO of Intellectual Property Operations. Eng. Maher Uraijah is a distinguished national leader who has extensive experience in the professional field, most notably working at Saudi Aramco from 2000 until 2019. Eng. Maher Uraijah holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and an MBA from Birmingham University.


The Authority welcomes its employees and appreciates their return

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property held a celebration on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr at the headquarters of the Authority in Riyadh, in the presence of Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Swailem, the Executive Chairman of the Authority. The employees exchanged congratulations on this occasion, asking Allah to sustain security and prosperity for our benevolent country. During the greeting ceremony, the Chairman of the Authority presented congratulations to the employees on Eid al-Fitr, Asking Allah to accept all their [...]


Request for Public Consultations Regarding “The Executive Rules for the Compulsory Licensing of Patents”

Based on the keenness of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property to regulate, support, develop, sponsor, protect, enforce and upgrade intellectual property fields in the Kingdom in accordance with the best international practices, It is currently developing an executive rules for the compulsory licensing of patents, In accordance with its competence in proposing the laws and regulations related to intellectual property rights stipulated in the provisions of Article 3 of the organization of the Authority issued by the Council of [...]


Operational programmes of action between “Intellectual Property” and “Qiyas”

A memorandum of operational programmes of action was signed today between Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, represented by Eng. Sami AlSudais, Executive Vice President for Intellectual Property Policies and Partnerships, and the National Center for Assessment, represented by Dr. Abdullah Al-Qatei, deputy executive director of the center. The signing of the memorandum of operational programmes of action aims to raise awareness and respect of intellectual property rights by conducting a mandatory questionnaire about intellectual property, preparing a licensing test for [...]


Saudi-Korean agreement to build intellectual property capacity

Upon approval by the Council of Ministers of a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of intellectual property between the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the Korean Intellectual Property Office in the Republic of Korea, a series of executive programs were launched in the presence of HE Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Swailem, the Executive Chairman of the Authority, Korean Commissioner Park Wongo and Chairman of the Korean Intellectual Property Strategy Agency Kim Tae-man. The goal of these [...]


(I respect intellectual property rights) as a motto for the activities of Round 25 of the Professional League

The Saudi Professional League has concluded its preparations in cooperation with the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property to launch a series of intellectual property rights awareness-raising activities and messages to be held at the 25th round of the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Professional League under the slogan “I respect intellectual property rights” . In cooperation with the SPL Association, the Authority has prepared, through a joint team, several video and text messages, which will be displayed on the screens of [...]


Start receiving application ‘ Intellectual property Pioneers’ Program

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has announced the start of receiving applications for those wishing to join ,Intellectual property Pioneers’ Program Which aims to develop fresh graduates from local and international universities in order to invest in the national talents and train them in a practical environment to enable them to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills and compete in the labor market. The Authority said in a statement on its official website that the registration began on Sunday, [...]


Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) participates in the Riyadh International Book Fair for the first time

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) participated in the 2019 Riyadh International Book Fair for the first time since its establishment, during the period from 6 to 16-7-1440 (13 to 23 March 2019). The Authority’s participation is to enhance the intellectual property awareness through workshops and booth during the days of the fair, and explaining to the visitors with the role of the Authority and its functions and the history and future of intellectual property, as well as an explanation [...]


Intellectual Property Informational Meeting for Publishing Houses and People Interested in Copyright

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) is organizing an informational meeting to introduce SAIP’s role and activities as well as current and future orientations to protect intellectual property in KSA. A workshop will be held in Crowne Plaza Hotel with the participation of several publishing houses in KSA and people interested in copyright. SAIP called publishing houses and people interested in copyright to register on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/NJWTlnpxbofZuGLC2 SAIP is currently studying the development of Intellectual Property laws and has [...]


H.E. Dr. Al Qassabi Headed the 7th Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property

His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Investment, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al Qassabi, headed the 7th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property. His excellency and the members of the board have been briefed during the meeting on SAIP’s work and initiatives as well as upcoming initiatives and objectives. Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Dr. Abdulaziz Alswailem had reviewed SAIP’s yearly report that includes SAIP’s initiatives and KPIs and [...]


SAIP Indicates Intellectual Property Protection Terms in KSA

Through its Official Website saip.gov.sa, SAIP clarified the intellectual property protection terms in KSA. SAIP assured that patent protection term is 20 years from the filing date, whereas the protection term for trademarks is 10 years and it is renewable. Copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 50 years. Industrial design certificate lasts for 10 years from the filing date as well as layout design for integrated circuits. While plant varieties protection term is 20 [...]


Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Signed First PPH Agreement

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) signed patent prosecution highway agreement with Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), within the framework of the memorandum of understanding that has been signed on the sidelines of the General Assembly of World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. The signing ceremony took place with the presence of SAIP’s CEO Dr. Abdulaziz Alswailem and Director General Dr. Park, desiring to develop bilateral partnership in the field of intellectual property and strengthening the relationship between the two [...]


Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and Saudi Professional League

A memorandum of understanding has been signed today between Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) represented by SAIP’s CEO Dr. Abdulaziz Alswailem and Saudi Professional League represented by Chairman of the Board of Directors Musalli Almuammar. The signing of memorandum of understanding aims to raise awareness of intellectual property rights and its respect including trademarks by conducting induction workshops as well as training courses for the members of the clubs to register and protect intellectual property rights in order to [...]


SAIP: Request for Public Consultations Regarding Copyright Law

SAIP is currently studying the development of Intellectual Property laws and will start with Copyright Law which was issued by the Royal Decree (M/41) dated 02/07/1424 AH. Within the framework of the objectives of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) which are to organize, support, sponsor, protect and promote intellectual property in the Kingdom in accordance with global best practices and to propose Intellectual Property Laws and Regulations. Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property is keen on benefiting from the participation [...]


Alswailem: Largest Spending of Budget Ensures Economic Strength and KSA Growth in All Fields

Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) Dr. Abdulaziz Alswailem congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Crown Prince, Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister -God Bless them- and Saudi People on the budget announced by King Salman on Tuesday. The announcement of budget with the largest spending in the history of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an indication of KSA’s economic strength and [...]


AlGabbaa: Executive Vice President for Intellectual Property Common Services

Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) Dr. Abdulaziz Alswailem has issued a decision to appoint Dr. Abdulaziz AlGabbaa as an Executive Vice President for Intellectual Property Common Services. It is worth noting that Dr. Abdulaziz Algabaa is one of the distinguished national expertise. He had a Doctoral of Education, Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. He has worked as a director and consultant at King Salman Program for Human Resources Development and Human Capital Project, he also [...]


Alsodais: Executive Vice President for Intellectual Property Policies and Enforcement

Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) Dr. Abdulaziz Alswailem has issued a decision to appoint Eng. Sami Alsodais as an Executive Vice President for intellectual property policies and enforcement. It is worth mentioning that Eng. Sami Alsodais is one of the distinguished national expertise. He has a vast practical experience of more than 22 years in the field of intellectual property. He has worked as the Chairperson of Standing Committee on Intellectual Property Rights, a Chairperson [...]


A Delegation from the Japanese office visits Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property to discuss Joint Cooperation

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property hosted in its headquarters in Riyadh the second high-level meeting with the Japanese Patent Office in the presence of Japanese Deputy Commissioner with the participation of the Director of the Japanese Foreign Trade Office in the Middle East and North and the representative of the Japanese Commercial Office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . The Japanese delegation was received by the Executive Chairman of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Swailem. [...]