Region: Saudi Arabia

Online marketplaces in Saudi Arabia that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the next instalment of our regular series identifying the digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of their global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to Saudi Arabia.

16 March 2022

Chile to allow non-traditional trademarks; Spanish government pledges IP commitment; GRILLOUMI dispute – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Chinese officials obtaining registered trademarks for the entire South China Sea, Dubai Customs recycling 134,000 counterfeit items, and much more.

23 April 2021

Saudi Arabia: Building for the future

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property has become the new sole authority for all IP matters as part of plans to transform the kingdom’s economy.

23 September 2020

TikTok sued; first sound trademark in Saudi Arabia; Amazon counterfeits post goes viral – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a massive haul of counterfeit golf products seized in China, Singapore rolling out new IP initiatives, CNIPA being asked to invalidate a tobacco company’s trademark, and much more.

25 August 2020

Ben & Jerry’s gets political; Brazil to decide on iPhone mark; another Amazon anti-counterfeiting measure – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property looking to regulate its IP industry, Instagram’s new Reels brand facing a trademark lawsuit, and much more.

14 August 2020

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Saudi Arabia

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020

Any rights holder whose trademark has been infringed is entitled to file a civil action against the infringer before the competent commercial court in order to claim compensation.

23 April 2020

Where Sharia meets intellectual property: brand protection in GCC states

For brand owners that need to protect and enforce their intellectual property in the Persian Gulf, understanding the impact of Sharia law can help to ensure their actions are more effective.

06 April 2020

Saudi Aramco makes an impressive brand debut but challenges lie ahead for the industry: data analysis

Big Oil has traditionally flown under the radar when it comes to brand building, but changing tides mean that there must be a greater focus on the narrative surrounding the key companies involved.

31 January 2020

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Saudi Arabia

Featured in Pharmaceutical Trademarks: A Global Guide 2020/2021

There are no specific provisions relating to international non-proprietary names (INNs) in Saudi Arabia’s Trademark Law. As a member of the WHO, in practice Saudi Arabia implements the World Health Assembly resolution over INNs.

01 October 2019

Entering the Gulf – top tips for brand licensing and franchising in the Middle East

Some of the world’s biggest events, including the FIFA World Cup, are set to be held in the Middle East in the next few years. In an exclusive guest post, two experts from the region offer insights for international rights holders on brand licensing in the Gulf region.

01 July 2019

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