Saudi Arabia: Intellectual Property Authority Opens Up Written Work Protection
Arab News, 16 June 2022: The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) has announced the opening up of optional registration for written works, including computer software and applications, architectural, technical and applied artistic works, photographic and graphic works, and 3D topographic works.
The intellectual property authority has defined written works as those that are expressed in words of any kind, such as books and brochures of a literary, scientific or artistic nature. SAIP has added that books, poems, novels, articles, speeches, dissertations, school books and references, brochures and broadcast texts are all included in this optional registration.
The aim of registering written works is to encourage creative people, enhance competitiveness and maximise intangible assets.
The authority has added students can receive discounts on their registration applications and can benefit from all their services.
In order to register the written work submitted must be creative, original, distinguished, and expressive to thoughts and emotions, regardless of the quality of the content.
Requests to register copyright do not include written ideas, daily news, work diaries, procedures and abstract facts, as these are excluded from the copyright protection system.
SAIP provides its services through official channels, including its website (saip.gov.sa), direct number (+966920021421), through email and through its social media accounts.
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