Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property meets with lawyers to define its role

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has held a meeting with lawyers, in conjunction with the Saudi Arabian Bar Association. (SPA)
Updated 16 September 2018

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property meets with lawyers to define its role

RIYADH: The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has held a meeting with lawyers, in conjunction with the Saudi Arabian Bar Association, to discuss the future of intellectual property law in the Kingdom, in a bid to enhance cooperation between the authority and Saudi lawyers.
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.
It is hoped that the meeting will raise awareness of intellectual property law in the Kingdom and the activities of the authority.

The authority was established in March this year to tighten up the Kingdom's approach to intellectual property and law.


Kingdom’s envoy in UK decorates military officials, visits Saudi patients in London

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Kingdom’s envoy in UK decorates military officials, visits Saudi patients in London

  • Prince Khalid said the Saudi Embassy and its health attache in London are keen to provide all services to help Saudi patients

The Saudi ambassador to the UK visited Saudi patients in London’s Charing Cross Hospital to check on their health and recuperation.

Staff briefed Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan on the Saudi patients and their treatment. He met their families and wished the patients a speedy recovery.

Prince Khalid said the Saudi Embassy and its health attache in London are keen to provide all services to help Saudi patients, who expressed their appreciation for the ambassador’s visit.

He was accompanied by Saud bin Nasser Al-Hamdan, deputy head of the Saudi diplomatic mission in London, and embassy staff.

Prince Khalid also met with the Saudi military attache in London, Maj. Gen. Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Zughaibi, and his staff.

Prince Khalid praised the services provided by the military attaché, and efforts to strengthen Saudi-UK relations. The ambassador also met with representatives from the UK’s Defense Ministry.

Prince Khalid granted Lt. Col. Bandar bin Hamid Ahmed the rank of colonel, and Capt. Muhannad bin Munir Al-Fakharani the rank of major.