Saudi Commerce Minister Clarifies Controls on Industrial Use of Saudi Metropolis and Area Names

Minister of Commerce Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi imposed new controls on the usage of the identify Saudi Arabia and the names of cities, areas and public locations in industrial names, permitting their use in accordance with the identify system industrial. and its government laws, bearing in mind 4 controls, based on what was introduced by the Official Gazette of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, “Umm Al-Qura”. What are these controls?

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Laws regarding the industrial use of names of Saudi cities and areas

Controls on use of first name Saudi Arabia
Saudi Minister of Commerce Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi

In keeping with what was printed within the Official Gazette “Umm Al-Qura”, it’s permitted to make use of the identify (Saudi Arabia) and the names of cities and public areas within the industrial identify in accordance with the system concerning industrial names and its government. laws and in accordance with the next controls:

  1. The corporate identify shouldn’t be much like the names of presidency companies or authorities initiatives.
  2. Don’t make the identify of Saudi Arabia or the names of cities, areas or public locations the essential or essential factor of enterprise names.
  3. Don’t submit a commerce identify much like a world well-known or registered trademark, until that trademark is owned by the particular person submitting the appliance.
  4. Dedication to not distort or insult the status of Saudi Arabia, cities, areas or public locations on the a part of the proprietor of the industrial names.

The choice additionally excludes sure instances, comparable to:

  1. Enlargement or merger firms bearing the identify of Saudi Arabia or the names of cities or areas.
  2. Registration of economic names containing the names of the cities of Mecca and Medina in accordance with the controls related to them below Royal Decree No. (9311) of 02/08/1444.

The choice additionally states that the competent administration will settle for functions for registration of economic names containing the identify “Saudi Arabia” or the names of cities, areas or public locations, and can research these functions to think about accepting or rejecting them. reject in accordance with the required controls.