Filing rules by country

Saudi Arabia

Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for Saudi Arabia. Whilst we endeavour to ensure these regulations remain up-to-date, they are subject to change. We advise you check with the local patent office or relevant counsel regarding any questions about country specific regulations.

Direct Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Saudi Arabia
LanguageArabic and English
Filing Deadline12 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation ExtensionNo
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted within 90 days from the date of receipt of the formalities report (original required, notarized: No, legalized: Yes at a Saudi Arabian consulate)
General POA AcceptedNo
AssignmentsYes, should be submitted within 90 days from the date of receipt of the formalities report
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingNo
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingNo
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 90 days from receiving the official notification
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?No
Priority Document3 months from filing date, Certified copy, Translation required
PCT Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Saudi Arabia
LanguageArabic
Filing Deadline30 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation Extension60 days from the date of filing the application (Arabic translation of title and abstract due at filing)
Power of AttorneyYes, should be submitted within 90 days from the date of receipt of the formalities report (original required, legalized: Yes, by Apostille)
General POA AcceptedNo
AssignmentsNo
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingNo
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingNo
Request for Examination DeadlineDue within 90 days from receiving the official notification
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?No
Patent Prosecution HighwayNo

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