Tuesday, November 14 2023   \  Published by Abu-Ghazaleh IP .

Saudi Arabia: Major Change to the Trademark Registration Process

Saudi Arabia: Major Change to the Trademark Registration Process

RIYADH – The e-filing system of the Saudi Arabia Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) no longer allows selecting class headings upon filing trademark applications.

As of November 5, 2023, Saudi Arabia has adopted the 12th Edition of the NICE Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks (NICE Classification).

The applicant for a trademark application can only select specific items of goods/services from the 12th Edition of the NICE Classification using the same wording. Read more

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