The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from May 22, 1982, World trade organization (WTO) since 11 December 2005 and Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) also. As well as some conventions like the Berne Convention, Paris Convention, GCC Patent Law, Patent Law Treaty, Patent Cooperation Treaty
Intellectual property legislation includes royal decree No. M/51 of 26 Rajab 1435 (May 26, 2014) approving the trademarks law of GCC states (2016). Law of Patent, Layout – Designs of integrated circuts, Plan varieties and industrial designs (promulgated by royal decree No. M/27 of 29/5/1425H (July 17, 2004)). Copyright Law (promulgated by royal decree No. M/41 of 2 rajab, 1424 (Augest 30 th 2003)). Law of trademarks (promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/21 of 28 jamada 1 1423 (Augest 7, 2002)). Law on trade names (promulgated by Royal Decree No.M/15, 12 Sha’ban 1420(November 20, 1999).
Intellectual Property matters are administered by the Industrial Property Office which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
Bodies: World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Gulf Cooperation Council.
Conventions: Berne Convention, Paris Convention, GCC Patent Law, Patent Law Treaty, Patent Cooperation Treaty.
Official languages: Arabic
Government: Unitary Islamic absolute monarchy
Currency: Saudi riyal (SR) (SAR), (1 $ = 3.75 SR)