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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. [...]


Alswailem: KSA Under Its Leader Firmness and Growth .. A Journey Filled With Achievements

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 on the 4th anniversary of his ascension to the throne by his name and on behalf of SAIP’s staff. Alswailem said: The progress, civilization, firmness and development of our country in all fields are an extension to the vision of the founder of this country King Abdulaziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud – May [...]


Minister Al-Qasabi Chairs the Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property

His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Investment and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi chaired the sixth meeting of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property. During the meeting, the Minister and the members of the Board were briefed on the work and initiatives provided by the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the initiatives and objectives that the Authority is working towards in the coming period. The CEO of [...]


Al Hassan .. Official Spokesman for Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property

The Executive Chairmen of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Swailem, has appointed Mr. Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Hassan as General Manager of Information and Corporate Communications and official spokesman of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property. This step is intended to raise the level of communication, interaction and response to all questions about the Authority and the fields in which it operates, and to raise awareness of the regulations and procedures related to intellectual property. The Spokesman will [...]


The conclusion of the first meeting of intellectual property consultancy clinics

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property organized the first induction meeting of the Intellectual Property Advisory Clinics, which aimed to identify challenges and design the services to be provided through the results of the establishment of such clinics, with the participation of a number of businessmen and owners of companies and institutions based on knowledge in the fields of intellectual property. The meeting began with the introduction of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the review of initiatives to strengthen [...]


Creative Industries in the Kingdom Are Carefully Monitored by the Kingdom’s Government and Support the Vision

During the Kingdom’s participation in the first World Conference on Creative Economics in Bali Al-Suwailem: Creative industries in the Kingdom are carefully monitored by the Kingdom’s government and support the vision. Bali, Indonesia: The first World Conference on Creative Economics was held in Bali from 6 to 8 November 2018. The Kingdom participated in a high-level delegation headed by Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Suwailem, Executive Chairman of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and members of the delegation from King Abdulaziz City [...]


Minister Al-Qasabi Chairs the Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property

His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Investment and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi chaired the fifth meeting of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property in his office at the Ministry of Commerce and Investment. During the meeting, the members of the Board were briefed on the work submitted by the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property since the beginning of Dhu Al-Qa’da, through the strategy of the Authority and [...]


The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Meets With the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator of USA and His Accompanying Delegation

In the presence of several governmental agencies The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property meets with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator of USA and his accompanying delegation. The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property held a workshop in Riyadh with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator of USA, Vishal Amin and his accompanying delegation. In addition to the officials of the US Patent and Trademark Office and in the presence of a number of relevant government agencies including Ministry of Justice, Public Security, General [...]


The Director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Meets With the Chairman of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property

His Excellency Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Suwailem, Executive Chairman of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, discussed ways of coordinating aspects of cooperation in the fields of intellectual property with Mr. Francis Gray, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, in the presence of His Excellency the Permanent Ambassador of the United Nations in Geneva, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasal and a number of officials of the Authority. This came on the sidelines of the participation of the Kingdom in the work [...]


The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Signs a Memorandum of Understanding With the US Patent and Trademark Office

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the United States Patent and Trademark Office signed a memorandum of understanding on joint cooperation in the fields of intellectual property rights and exchange of experiences in accordance with best practices that facilitate the processing, examination and registration of applications for patents, industrial designs and trademarks on the sidelines of the 58th General Assembly of Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva. The MoU was signed by the Executive Chairman [...]


Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of Intellectual Property With South Korea

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Korean Intellectual Property Office on joint cooperation in the protection of intellectual property rights on the sidelines of the 58th General Assembly of Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Switzerland. The memorandum was signed by Dr. Abdul Aziz Bin Mohammed Al Swailem, Executive Chairman of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and Mr. Kim Tae Man, the Korean Commissioner for Korean Intellectual Property [...]


‏the Kingdom Participates in the Meetings of the General Assembly of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property participates in the 58th meeting of the General Assembly of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, during the period from 24 September to 2 October 2018 with a delegation headed by Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Al Swailem, the CEO of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and a number of officials of the Authority. ‏The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), established in 1967, is the [...]


Al-Suwailem: We Are Taking Rapid Steps Towards a Better Homeland under King Salman’s Leadership the King of Decisive and Development

The CEO of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Alswailem presented his sincere congratulations to The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, and his Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince – God bless them – on the occasion of the 88th National Day of the Kingdom and wished the Saudi people further progress under the leadership may Allah bless it. Al-Suwailem said that the Eighty-eighth National Day [...]


SAIP Meets With the Three Bodies Concerned With the Intellectual Fields in the Kingdom

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property organized a meeting with the three bodies concerned with intellectual property fields in the Kingdom, namely the Trademark Department, the Saudi Patent Office and the Copyright Management Department to introduce the role of the Authority and its current and future activities to protect intellectual property in the Kingdom. The meeting witnessed the presentation of a visual presentation on the historical background of the Kingdom in the field of intellectual property starting from the issuance [...]


Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Meets With Lawyers to Define Its Roles

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, in cooperation with the Saudi Bar Association, organized a meeting to discuss the role of the Authority and its current and future activities to protect intellectual property in the Kingdom. This step is intended to enhance partnership and cooperation between the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and lawyers in the Kingdom. The meeting witnessed the presentation of a visual presentation on the historical background of the Kingdom in the field of intellectual property starting [...]


As Part of a Series of Meetings to Strengthen the Partnership Between the Authority and the Business Sector the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Meets With Business Owners in the Council of Saudi Chambers

In a move aimed at strengthening partnership and cooperation between the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the Saudi business sector in the Kingdom and in cooperation with the Council of Saudi Chambers ,The authority organized an introductory meeting to define its role, activities and current and future directions for the protection of intellectual property in the Kingdom, in the presence of a number of Saudi stakeholders and businessmen. The Executive Chairman of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property Dr. [...]


The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the US Patent and Trademark Office Conclude the Bilateral Workshop

Within the framework of the consultations on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and the US Patent and Trademark Office, a workshop was held today between the Saudi and US sides at the headquarters of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) in the presence of the Executive Chairman of the Authority Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Swailem and Mr. Peter Mehravari The Intellectual Property Attaché for the Middle East and North Africa and [...]