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沙特阿拉伯商标申请

文章后附英文介绍

中文介绍

沙特阿拉伯商标申请基础

沙特阿拉伯商标申请主管机构

沙特阿拉伯阿拉伯现行商标法及其细则均于1984年4月1日生效,《商标法》于2002年修订。沙特是世界知识产权组织成员国,却不是马德里议定书成员国,也不是马德里协定成员国,所以国际商标注册不可指定沙特阿拉伯。

沙特阿拉伯商标局统一负责管理商标事务。官方语言为阿拉伯语。

在沙特阿拉伯商标注册第三十三类酒类商品是不能够注册的,而第三十二类商品则必须要修改成为汽水、矿泉水以及其他不含酒精的饮料,糖浆以及其他酒精饮料制剂。

沙特阿拉伯商标申请所需材料

  • 申请人的中英文名称和地址

  • 具体商品或服务类别和项目

  • 商标图样

  • 签署的委托书

  • 若要求优先权的,需提供优先权证明文件及对应的阿拉伯语翻译

注:a.如果申请人非沙特阿拉伯居住的,需要委托本国专门的代理人办理。

b.沙特阿拉伯使用的是第11版《商品和服务国际分类》。

c.委托书需要认证并提交原件。

d.以上文件必须是用阿拉伯文,如非阿拉伯文,须提供其相应英文本,然后在沙特阿拉伯当地翻译为阿拉伯文。

沙特阿拉伯商标申请流程

1.商标查询:当申请人在沙特阿拉伯商标注册申请提交之前,须对预申请的商标进行检索,确保该商标在沙特阿拉伯注册的可能性;

2.提交申请:申请人将准备好的商标申请材料向沙特阿拉伯商标局提交申请;

3.形式审查:商标局收到申请材料后会对提交的申请文件、商标图样、委托书等文件进行的合法性审查;符合规定的,将授予申请日和申请号 。不符合规定的,应当在规定期限内进行修正;

4.实质审查:形式审查通过后,审查官根据相关的商标法律对该商标进行实质审查,实质审查主要是针对该商标是否具有可注册性、是否与在先注册或者申请的商标存在相同或者近似的情况、是否具有显著性、是否有违背相关的商标法律的禁用条款。

对于不通过实质审查的商标,审查官将书面通知申请人,并告知驳回理由。申请人在接到该驳回通知之日起限期内可提交复审,否则,该申请将被视为放弃,申请日和申请号均不予保留。

5公告与异议:商标实质审查通过后,将会进入公告阶段,商标异议期限为30天,异议答辩期限30天,在此期间任何第三方均可以提起异议;

6.核准注册:如无人异议或是他人异议失败,则商标将被核准注册。

注:a.沙特阿拉伯商标注册,只能支持一标一类,不能支持一标多类,从申请到注册沙特阿拉伯注册需要4-6个月。

b.根据伊斯兰历法计算,商标注册的有效期为自申请日起10年(相当于公历约9年零8个月),可以在到期日期前12个月内申请续,并且没有宽限期。

c.法律规定,商标申请后必须在注册后的5年内使用,否则商标可能会因被撤销而无效。

d.商标禁止猪肉,圣诞树,酒吧,舞蹈俱乐部以及任何涉及酒精的产品或服务的申请。不能注册的商品/服务项目:32、33类含酒精饮料,以及35、42类零售和批发商店服务。

沙特阿拉伯商标申请注意事项

沙特阿拉伯商标撤销程序

任何人或者主管机关都可以基于以下理由申请撤销商标注册:

  • 商标所有人没有正当理由连续5年未使用商标;

  • 商标的注册违反了公共秩序及公众道德;

  • 商标以欺诈方式获得注册。

如果商标没有续展或者商标外国所有人处于联合抵制禁令范围之内的,则商标局可主动撤销该商标注册。

商标如果在注册后2年内有效使用,则已具有不可争议性,除非法院根据法律作出撤销决定。

商标被撤销后的3年内,其他人不得在相同或相似商品或服务上注册该商标。

英文介绍

Basis of Trademark Application in Saudi Arabia

SAIP

Saudi Arabia The current Trademark Law of Saudi Arabia and its by-laws came into force on 1 April 1984. The Trademark Law was amended in 2002. Saudi Arabia is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization, but not a member of the Madrid Protocol, nor a member of the Madrid Agreement, so the international trademark registration cannot designate Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Trademark Office is in charge of trademark affairs. The official language is Arabic.

It is not possible to register a trademark in Saudi Arabia for category thirty-three alcoholic beverages, while category thirty-two must be amended to read “soft drinks, mineral water and other non-alcoholic beverages, syrups and other preparations for alcoholic beverages.”

Materials

  • Applicants name and address in Both Chinese and English

  • Specific categories and items of goods or services

  • The samples of the trademarks

  • Signed power of attorney

  • If the right of priority is claimed, documents proving the right of priority and corresponding Arabic translation shall be provided

Note:a. If the applicant does not reside in Saudi Arabia, he/she shall entrust a special agent in his/her own country.

b. Saudi Arabia uses the 11th edition of the International Classification of Goods and Services.

c. The power of attorney shall be certified and the original shall be submitted.

d. The above documents must be in Arabic or, if not in Arabic, in English and then translated into Arabic locally in Saudi Arabia.

Application Process

1. Trademark search:before submitting an application for trademark registration in Saudi Arabia, the applicant must search the pre-applied trademark to ensure the possibility of registration in Saudi Arabia;

2. Submission of application:The applicant shall submit the prepared trademark application materials to the Trademark Office of Saudi Arabia;

3. Form review:the Trademark Office will review the validity of the application documents, trademark drawings, power of attorney and other documents submitted after receiving the application materials; In case of compliance, the application date and application number will be granted. If it is not in conformity with the provisions, it shall make corrections within the prescribed time limit;

4. Substantial examination:pass the evaluation form, examiners according to relevant to examination as to substance of the trademark, trademark law examination as to substance is mainly aimed at the trademark is registered can be, whether prior to registration or application of the trademark is identical with or similar to the situation, whether has the significance, if theres any violation related to the use of the trademark law.

For trademarks that do not pass the substantive examination, the examiners will notify the applicant in writing and inform the reasons for rejection. The applicant may submit the application for review within the time limit from the date of receipt of the notice of rejection. Otherwise, the application will be deemed to have been abandoned and the application date and application number will not be retained.

5 Announcement and Objection:After passing the examination of the substance of the trademark, it will enter the stage of announcement. The period for trademark objection is 30 days, and the period for objection defense is 30 days, during which any third party can file an objection.

6. Approval of registration:if no objection or other objection fails, the trademark will be approved for registration.

Note: a. Saudi Arabia trademark registration can only support one bid of one class, not one bid of multiple classes. It takes 4-6 months from application to registration in Saudi Arabia.

b. According to the Islamic calendar, trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application (equivalent to approximately 9 years and 8 months in the Gregorian calendar) and can be renewed 12 months prior to the expiration date without a grace period.

c. The law states that the trademark application must be used within 5 years of the registration, otherwise the trademark may be invalid due to cancellation.

d. Trademarks prohibit applications for pork, Christmas trees, bars, dance clubs, and any products or services involving alcohol. Goods/services that cannot be registered: Categories 32 and 33 alcoholic beverages, and categories 35 and 42 retail and wholesale store services.

Notes on Trademark Application in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Trademark Revocation Procedure

Any person or the competent authority may apply for cancellation of a trademark registration for the following reasons:

  • The trademark owner has not used the trademark for 5 consecutive years without a valid reason;

  • The registration of trademarks violates public order and public morality;

  • Trademark is fraudulently registered.

If the trademark is not renewed or the foreign owner of the trademark falls within the scope of the boycott ban, the Trademark Office may cancel the trademark registration on its own initiative.

If a trademark is valid for use within 2 years of its registration, it is incontestable unless the court decides to revoke it according to law.

No other person may register a trademark on the same or similar goods or services for three years after the trademark is revoked.

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