Saudi Intellectual Property Authority holds workshop on its role, ambitions

Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Swailem is the chief executive of the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority. (Arab News)
Updated 06 December 2018
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Saudi Intellectual Property Authority holds workshop on its role, ambitions

  • The workshop introduced to attendees the role of SIPA, its objectives and current and future ambitions

RIYADH: The Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SIPA) held an introductory workshop about its role and current activities in collaboration with Saudi Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday.

The workshop, held at the authority’s headquarters in Madinah, introduced to attendees the role of SIPA, its objectives and current and future ambitions.

A number of Saudi businessmen as well as those interested in SIPA’s work attended the workshop.

A member of the media and communications unit at SIPA, Abdul Rahman Al-Farhan, said the workshop comes within the framework of a series of events and meetings that the authority began organizing to promote awareness of the importance of intellectual property and the challenge surrounding it.

A presentation at the workshop highlighted the historical background of Saudi Arabia in intellectual property, beginning from the date it joined the International Intellectual Property Organization in 1982, through the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

This was followed by the issuance of a number of related regulations such as the copyright system, patents and trademarks.

A member of the founding team at SIPA, Abdul Rahman Al-Sareekh, presented the message and the goals the authority aims to achieve, including preparing the Kingdom's IP strategy, developing related systems, and providing products and services efficiently and high quality.


Saudi naval forces rescue sick French sailor

Updated 16 February 2019
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Saudi naval forces rescue sick French sailor

  • The sailor was suffering from internal bleeding and was 112 kilometers east of the Farasan Islands, a group of 84 coral islands that form an archipelago in the Red Sea
  • Maritime units were deployed to provide medical assistance and coordinate the rescue effort

JEDDAH: Royal Saudi Naval Forces and the Saudi Arabian Border Guards rescued a 72-year-old French sailor after he fell ill while on a yacht in international waters.
A Border Guards spokesman, Lt. Musfer Al-Quraini, said the search and rescue coordination center in Jeddah (JMRCC) had been contacted by the French Gris-Nez Maritime Rescue Coordination Center to report that a crew member on the yacht had experienced a severe medical condition requiring evacuation.
He was suffering from internal bleeding and was 112 kilometers east of the Farasan Islands, a group of 84 coral islands that form an archipelago in the Red Sea.
The JMRCC located the boat, contacted its captain and liaised with a doctor at Jeddah’s King Fahd Hospital to provide medical guidance until the evacuation could be carried out.
Maritime units were deployed to provide medical assistance and coordinate the rescue effort.
The patient was evacuated by helicopter and moved to Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital in the southwestern port city of Jazan, where he received medical treatment. He is in a stable condition.
The yacht was accompanied to Jazan, following coordination with the port’s administration.
The French Gris-Nez Maritime Rescue Coordination Center thanked the JMRCC for rescuing the sailor.