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Trademarks
10.
Protection of foreign trademarks
10.1
Under what circumstances may foreign trademarks not registered in the jurisdiction be enforced (eg, under unfair competition law)?
 
Saudi Arabia
A foreign trademark is enforceable in Saudi Arabia only if it is a well-known mark and such fame extends to Saudi Arabia.

According to Saudi trademark law, the fame of a trademark is determined by different factors, including:

  • recognition of the mark in the eyes of the relevant consumers;
  • length of period of use or registration, in the case of a registered mark;
  • the number of international registrations; and
  • the commercial impact that the mark has produced on the market.
For more information about this answer please contact: Asif Iqbal from Kadasa IP
10.2
Does the trademark office permit registration of a mark based on a foreign or international (Madrid) registration?
 
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is not a member of the Madrid System. Foreign registrations may help to overcome certain objections during the registration process; however, an applicant cannot claim foreign registration as a matter of right to register the same trademark in Saudi Arabia.

For more information about this answer please contact: Asif Iqbal from Kadasa IP