Saudi Arabia’s intellectual property chief meets with business owners

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As part of a series of meetings to strengthen the partnership between the Authority and the business sectorThe Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property meets with business owners in the Council of Saudi Chambers. (SPA)
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As part of a series of meetings to strengthen the partnership between the Authority and the business sectorThe Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property meets with business owners in the Council of Saudi Chambers. (SPA)
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As part of a series of meetings to strengthen the partnership between the Authority and the business sectorThe Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property meets with business owners in the Council of Saudi Chambers. (SPA)
Updated 11 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s intellectual property chief meets with business owners

  • A meeting has been held between Saudi Arabia’s Authority for Intellectual Property and the Kingdom’s business sector
  • A historical background of intellectual property in Saudi Arabia was presented to the delegates

JEDDAH: A meeting has been held between Saudi Arabia’s Authority for Intellectual Property and the Kingdom’s business sector, in a bid to strengthen their ongoing partnership.
The Executive Chairman of the Authority Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Suwailem stressed that it was the first in a series of meetings that the Authority intends to organize with the various private sector activities in Saudi Arabia to consult on intellectual property issues, the challenges facing the sector, and prospects for cooperation between the two sides.
A historical background of intellectual property in Saudi Arabia was presented to the delegates, showing its accession to the International Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 1982, through to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (PARIS) and the issuance of a number of related regulations such as copyright, patent and trademark.
They also discussed the national strategy for intellectual property, the development of intellectual property systems, the efficient and high quality of products and services, the raising of awareness of intellectual property rights, as well as the direction of the intellectual property system in the Kingdom.


Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

We should have been clearer in our communication and engagement, said Maas. (AFP)
Updated 26 September 2018
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Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

  • The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity
  • We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics: Maas

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday welcomed a statement by the German foreign minister pledging his intention to work toward strengthening ties and enhancing cooperation between the two countries. 

Riyadh said the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Germany was a “historic and important” one, and the countries played a leading role in bolstering international security and stability, and the global economy. 

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity, “so that both countries may begin a new phase of close cooperation in all areas to the benefit of both our countries and peoples.”

Earlier, the German foreign minister said relations had “witnessed misunderstandings” in recent months “which stand in sharp contrast to our otherwise strong and strategic ties. We sincerely regret this.”

The minister said: “We should have been clearer in our communications and engagement in order to avoid such misunderstandings.

“We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics.

“Saudi Arabia plays an immensely important role for peace and stability in the region and the world. As there is a broad range of bilateral and international issues to discuss, we will do our best to make this partnership with the Kingdom even stronger than before.

“Considering our role in Europe and the world, improving our ties with Saudi Arabia will serve the interest of both nations and peoples.”