The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the International Trademark Association, organized a training program on trademarks and trade names for employees in the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Department, the Commercial Registration and Licensing Department, and the Single Window Platform, on October10 & 11, 2022, in the presence of His Excellency Mr Saleh Majed Al-Khulaifi, Assistant Undersecretary for Commerce Affairs.
This training stems from the Ministry’s keenness to enhance the protection of intellectual property rights, raise employees’ efficiency and readiness, enhance their capabilities, and introduce new procedures for trademarks and trade names.
The training program covered several topics, including a general introduction on intellectual property and trademarks, and the most common intellectual and industrial property rights such as: copyrights, literary works, trade secrets, patents, industrial designs, trade names, and trademarks. Moreover, the training highlighted Law No. (9) of 2002 on Trademarks, Commercial Indicators, Trade Names, Geographical Indications, and Industrial Designs and Models, and Law No. (7) of 2014 Promulgating the Law (Regulation) of Trademarks in the GCC Countries.
Additionally, the training program shed light on the concept of the trademark, its types, elements and significance, as well as methods of examining and querying trademarks and geographical indications.