The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) has called on the public and those interested in volunteering, private sector companies, community members and interested institutions and individuals to contribute to the establishment of non-profit private associations in the fields of intellectual property, innovation and invention, through the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development platform dedicated to this.
SAIP will establish these associations to obtain a license for their activities in accordance with the requirements set by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, and SAIP will assume the responsibility of supervising and following up on the associations that fall within its classification.
SAIP stated that the aim of establishing non-profit associations in intellectual property is to encourage the protection and respect of intellectual property, to regulate its fields in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property, and to protect its rights to contribute to its advancement in accordance with the best practices.
Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Policies Department at SAIP Hisham Al-Arifi affirmed that the establishment of non-profit intellectual property associations in different regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will contribute to confirming the government’s role in enhancing community awareness of intellectual property and its importance in stimulating human creativity, in addition to providing technical and legal advice to members of society regarding intellectual property, innovation and invention, qualifying specialized national cadres, and holding related events and activities to spread the culture of intellectual property and link intellectual initiatives with the Saudi civilization principles as an integral part of the social responsibility.
SAIP has invited those wishing to establish these associations to apply through the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development platform https://sd-eservices.mlsd.gov.sa/#/login and in case there is any inquiry about civil intellectual property associations, innovation societies and inventors, SAIP can be reached through direct customer service number (920021421), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or social media @SAIPKSA.