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Implementing Regulations of the Law of Patents, Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties, and Industrial Designs

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Saudi Arabia

Year of current version:2004
Date of entry into force of original text:December 26, 2004
Date of Text (Issued):2004
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection
Notes:
The Implementing Regulations of the Law of Patents, Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties, and Industrial Designs was issued by an administrative decision on December 26, 2004 and entered into force the same date.

These regulations contain 10 parts and 57 articles: Part I (Articles 1-7) on General Provisions; Part II (Articles 8-28) on Conditions and Provisions for Filing an Application; Part III (Articles 29-31) on Provisions For Priority and Disclosure; Part Four (Articles 32-33) on Provision for Amending and Withdrawing Protection Applications; Part Five (Articles 34-43) on Provisions for Formal and Substantial Examination; Part VI (Articles 44-46) on Grant Regulations; Part VII (Articles 47-48) on Provisions for Infringement and Exploitation by the Government; Part VIII (Article 49) on Security Related Applications; Part Nine (Articles 50-56) on Committee Related Provisions and Part X (Article 57) on Closing Provision.

Pursuant to these regulations, the General Directorate of Patents at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology is responsible for implementing the law and regulations on Patents, Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties, and Industrial Designs. As a “Patent Office” It receives applications and grants protection documents (Article 2).
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Arabic

اللائحة التنفيذية لنظام براءات الاختراع والتصميمات التخطيطية للدارات المتكاملة والأصناف النباتية والنماذج الصناعية اللائحة التنفيذية لنظام براءات الاختراع والتصميمات التخطيطية للدارات المتكاملة والأصناف النباتية والنماذج الصناعية, Complete document (pdf) [262 KB]

English

Implementing Regulations of the Law of Patents, Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties, and Industrial Designs Implementing Regulations of the Law of Patents, Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties, and Industrial Designs, Complete document (pdf) [221 KB] Implementing Regulations of the Law of Patents, Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits, Plant Varieties, and Industrial Designs, Complete document (htm) [198 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:SA005

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