Trademark Registration in Saudi Arabia, Documents Required, How to Register
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Saudi Arabia Trademark Registration – How to Register and it Benefits

A trademark attorney will usually process a trademark registration in Saudi Arabia by undertaking the following steps:

 

Step 1. Trademark’s Comprehensive Study:

 

Before filing for trademark registration in Saudi Arabia, it is necessary to assess all likely obstacles that could come in the way of the registration process. This Comprehensive Study of the trademark enables preparing a list of all comparable trademarks, either graphically or phonetically, that might conflict with the one chosen by you. It will also provide a professional opinion of an attorney regarding various registration possibilities.

 

Step 2. Request of Trademark Registration:

 

The next step is that an attorney files your trademark registration in Saudi Arabia and conducts all required steps and tasks in the Trademark Office for getting registration approval. After the trademark is filed, we send the filing report comprising of the application number, date, and a scanned copy of the complete application.

 

Step 3: Trademark Registration Certificate:

 

After your trademark application gets an approval in the Trademark Office, our attorneys complete the required process to get the registration certificate in Saudi Arabia. After the certificate is obtained, it is sent to your postal address along with a registration report which specifies the registration number, date and any other special consideration that should be taken into account in Saudi Arabia.

Will I have any right after having a registered trademark in Kuwait?

 

Registering is not a mandate to get rights to a trademark. Previous use is sufficient to create ownership for a trademark. India follows the “first to use” rule.

 

Can someone oppose a Trademark Application?

 

Yes, it can be opposed on the basis of the following:

 

  • proprietary rights
  • the trademark is descriptive
  • the trademark is not unique/distinctive
  • the trademark is deceptive or misleading
  • breach of some copyright
  • rights of notorious or popular mark
  • registration in the name of the other representative or agent of the proprietor of the mark
  • rights of various trade names
  • registered design rights
  • the trademark is generic
  • the trademark is against any public policy or some morality principles

 

If I get trademark registration in Saudi Arabia, will any rights get established?

 

Yes, the following rights get established by registration:

  • the exclusive right for using your registered trademark
  • the right to sue in case of any infringement against similar looking third-party trademark usage
  • the right to license some other third parties for using the trademark
  • the right for applying for seizure by customs officials for importation of any counterfeit goods

Is there any timeline for the approval of trademark registration?

 

The average timeline for approval of the registration is 12 months, provided no objections or oppositions happen.

 

What are the various kinds of trademarks permitted to be registered in Saudi Arabia?

 

  • words
  • names (however, personal names are not permitted)
  • devices
  • some three-dimensional shapes
  • colours
  • sounds
  • slogans
  • trade outfit/get-up
  • holograms
  • collective trademarks
  • certification trademarks
  • popular trademarks
  • service trademarks

 

Is Kuwait a member of Paris convention?

 

Yes, Kuwait is a member of Paris Convention and could claim priority depending on original filing.

 

What is the minimum period for the trademark registration in Saudi Arabia?

 

Usually it takes around 9 to 12 months for application to complete the procedure of registration.

 

Post the trademark registration in Saudi Arabia, for how many years is it valid?

 

The initial term of a trademark registration is 10 years (calculated from the application date).

When will I have to renew my trademark?

 

The first renewal would be due in 10th year starting from application date and it could be renewed within 12 months before the expiry date.

 

What would be the renewal date for a trademark?

 

The first renewal date of a trademark registration in Saudi Arabia is 10 years from the application filing date.

 

Do I get a grace period after my trademark expires?

 

Yes, the grace period is 6 months, with a fine.

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