Saudi Arabia: To Protect Intellectual Property Rights

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Saudi Arabia: To Protect Intellectual Property Rights

Arab News, 7 July 2023: During a meeting in Geneva, the CEO of the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has advocated for the inclusion of Arabic as one of the languages used by The Hague and Madrid systems, which protect intellectual property rights.

He has emphasised the country’s commitment to safeguarding and enforcing intellectual property rights, as well as enhancing the enforcement system. He has also expressed Saudi Arabia’s anticipation of joining the International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Additionally, he highlighted the nation’s focus on developing intellectual property through a national strategy which fosters innovation and creativity.

Saudi Arabia has also become a member of the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorised Duplication of Their Phonograms and has made efforts to update relevant intellectual property legislation.

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Tanya Jain