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.


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.