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The 3rd Saudi Intellectual Property Forum 2014

IP legislations and enforcement


The 3rd Saudi Intellectual Property Forum 2014, which coincides with the anniversary of commemorating the world IP day on 26/4 every year, is staged after the great success achieved by the 1st and 2nd forums consecutively.

This year’s forum is organized by KingAbdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), represented by the Saudi Patent Office, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Culture and the Saudi Customs as being responsible bodies for protecting IP rights across the Kingdom. This protection is provided by the patents, trademarks, copyright and their enforcement by the Saudi Customs.

The upcoming forum discusses the IP legislations and their enforcement in Saudi Arabia whereas IP rights have become a national commitment by the virtue of the international laws ratified by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is also held as a result of the Kingdom’s great success in enacting national legislations, facilitating and enforcing of IP practices. This in turn has made the investment climate more attractive for the foreign investment.


The 3rd Saudi Intellectual Property Forum 2014 is organized during 22-24/4/2014. The opening ceremony will have many formal speeches delivered by a number of national and international bodies. A documentary film will be presented about the Kingdom’s efforts in protecting and enforcing the IP. Many public and private sector entities will be participating in the concurrent exhibition. Specialized workshops will focus on the franchise, designing of patents and searching patents documents. During the forum, a lot of faked and counterfeited items in the local market will be damaged.

The forum will be held in the Conference Hall-Building 36-KACST Headquarters- Riyadh- KSA.