Saudi Arabia has become the 147th contracting state of the PCT

May 2013

RIYADH – Alyafi IP Group would like to announce that on 3 May 2013, Saudi Arabia deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT, thus becoming the 147th Contracting State of the PCT, effective 3 August 2013. Consequently, any international application filed on or after 3 August 2013 will automatically include the designation of Saudi Arabia.

Moreover, Saudi Arabia will automatically be elected in any demand filed in respect of an international application filed on or after 3 August 2013, as the Kingdom will be bound by Chapter II of the PCT code. Furthermore, nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia will be entitled, as of 3 August 2013, to file international applications under the PCT.

We remain at your entire disposal should you need any further information -  KSA@alyafiip.com.