Monday IPDate April 8, 2024

World IP news: from Japan and Saudi Arabia

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JPO Status Report 2024 Released

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) announces the release of the JPO Status Report 2024, a compilation of statistical information and policy outcomes from 2023. The Status Report swiftly conveys information on the current situation surrounding the intellectual property system, as well as the JPO’s initiatives and other matters.

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Saudi Arabia puts into force extension of protection for industrial designs

Saudi Arabia has recently taken significant steps to improve intellectual property rights by launching a new National Intellectual Property Platform Project, the first of its kind in the region, and looking into laws and provisions governing IPR protection. Notably, the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) has issued its decision No. 197 to extend the protection validity of designs from 10 to 15 years.