Increase in publication fees for TM renewal applications in Saudi Arabia

March 2016

Starting from March 2016, all trademark renewal applications filed in KSA - Saudi Arabia will be filed using the online filing system. With this update, comes an increase in publication fees, to SAR3,000 equivalent to USD822 dollars, in line with the previous increases applied when trademark registration moved from the paper system to the online system.

Trademarks in Saudi Arabia are protected for a period of 10 Hijri years, which is equivalent to around 9.5 Gregorian years. A six month grace period is given for late renewal, subject to the settlement of penalty charges.

With this update, we would still advise clients to apply to renewals beforehand, leaving room for the TM to examine the POAs, and approve it electronically.

We remain at your entire disposal should you need any further information -