Trademarks - General Information

  • Filing System: Single-Class Filing System.
  • Classification of goods/services: 11th Edition of Nice Classification.
  • Registrables: trademarks, service marks, collective marks, colour marks, family name marks, 3D marks, sound marks, family name marks.
  • Member of Paris Convention: yes.
  • Claiming priority under Paris Convention: yes.
  • Filing international registration under Madrid Agreement: no.
  • Filing international registration under Protocol to Madrid Agreement: no.
  • Time from filing to registration: 65 days.
  • Protection (registration) duration: 10 Hijri years from the application date. The ten Hijri years in Gregorian equal 9 years, 8 months, and 13 days.
  • Examination type: substantive examination.
  • Examination time: 2 days.
  • Opposition period: 60 days.
  • Time limit to pay publication fees after acceptance: 30 days.
  • Time limit to pay registration fees after the end of the opposition period: 30 days.
  • Use: a registered mark may be subject to a cancellation action by any interested party if it has not been used for 5 consecutive years.
  • Renewal application can be made within: 6 months before expiry.
  • Renewal duration: 10 Hijri years. The ten Hijri years in Gregorian equal 9 years, 8 months, and 13 days.
  • Grace period to renew after expiration: 6 months.
  • Method of conducting the search: official and computerized search.
  • Search for a device: possible.
  • Search by applicant's name: not possible.
  • Time required to complete the search: 3 days.
  • Claiming goodwill upon assignment: optional.
  • Publication after recordal of the assignment: in the Official Gazette.
  • Publication after recordal of the merger: in the Official Gazette.
  • Publication after recordal of the license: in the Official Gazette.
  • Time period of the license: can be decided by parties.