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Trademarks
4.
Appeals
4.1
If the trademark office refuses registration, can the applicant appeal? If so, to what body and by what procedure?
 
Saudi Arabia
Appeal against refusal of a trademark application or the imposition of conditions by the trademark office can be filed before the Administrative Trademark Committee within 60 days of issuance. Appeals are filed through an online portal. No hearings are conducted.

If the appeal is rejected, the applicant can appeal the decision of the Administrative Trademark Committee to the Administrative Court within a 60-day period. The Administrative Court will issue a hearing notice to both parties and conduct hearings.

The decision of the Administrative Court may be further appealed before the Administrative Court of Appeal. If the Administrative Court of Appeal remands the case to the Administrative Court with observations, the Administrative Court may reconduct hearings by issuance of notice to both parties. The Administrative Court may either reverse or maintain its earlier judgment; this decision may again be appealed to the Administrative Court of Appeal by the aggrieved party, in which case the Administrative Court of Appeal will decide the matter. A final appeal can be filed before the Administrative High Court on points of law only.

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4.2
What is the procedure for appealing a trademark office refusal?
 
Saudi Arabia
See question 4.1.

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4.3
Can the reviewing body’s decision be appealed? If so, to what body and by what procedure?
 
Saudi Arabia
See question 4.1.

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