Saudi courts to handle copyrights, patents cases

Saudi commercial courts will handle copyrights and patents-related cases from February 2020. (SPA)
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Updated 20 January 2020

Saudi courts to handle copyrights, patents cases

  • The Supreme Judicial Council approved the change and the Justice Ministry set up a plan to train judges on copyrights system and on handling patents disputes inside commercial courts

RIYADH: Saudi commercial courts and departments will handle copyrights and patents-related cases from February. The cases will be heard in commercial courts and in commercial departments inside general courts across the Kingdom.
Cases filed before that date to the committees for examining patents on inventions and for copyrights protection will be resolved through those two committees. The Supreme Judicial Council approved the change and the Justice Ministry set up a plan to train judges on copyrights system and on handling patents disputes inside commercial courts.
“We want to provide the best judicial principles and training on intellectual property system based on research and study,” the ministry said.
“We are collecting the previous work done by related committees that looked into those cases to prepare for the shift,” it added.
The digital environment at the ministry has enhanced the overall performance and the issuing of judgments, while saving the beneficiaries’ effort in achieving justice. Saudi Justice Minister Walid Al-Samaani said the Saudi judiciary has proven its speed and efficiency. He stressed the ministry’s keenness to “have a fully digital environment.”
 


Saudi government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

Updated 19 February 2020

Saudi government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

  • Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges
  • The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities

MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah hosted on Tuesday the first meeting of a joint work team in charge of supervising the pilgrims grouping system.
Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges.
The meeting, which was chaired by the undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for Hajj affairs, Hussein bin Nasser Al-Sharif, stressed the importance of joint efforts to serve and facilitate the pilgrims’ journey and to live up to the leadership’s aspirations.
The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities.
It also considered the development of interactive platforms to exchange ideas for making the Hajj plans a success.
The first joint work team meeting was attended by the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Defense, the General Directorate of Traffic, the Emirate Of Makkah Province, the Makkah Region Development Authority, the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites and the Makkah Municipality.