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162 IP violations at the justice table


Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property revealed that the Committee for the Consideration of Copyright Infringements recently received a number of cases related to infringement of authors’ rights and violations in the Copyright Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. (M / 41) dated 02/07/1424 H, as amended by the Council of Ministers Resolution No. (536) of 19/10/1440 H. The number of cases reached about 162 cases from different regions of the Kingdom until the issuance of this statement.

The General Secretariat of the Committees for the Resolution of Intellectual Property Disputes said that during the past period, the Committee had considered a number of cases and issued decisions to impose penalties and fines commensurate with the size of the violation. In addition to confiscating and destroying the seizure, defamation of the violators according to the Committee’s opinion, as well as financial compensation to the rights holders in proportion to the damage resulting from these infringements.

These cases include audiovisual, literary and artistic works such as books, pictures, graphics, video clips, computer programs, satellite broadcasting rights and other works protected by the system.

SAIP invited copyright holders to communicate with the Authority through its official channels via email SAIP@SAIP.GOV.SA or through its Social Media Account @SAIPKSA , and to attach proof of infringement of their rights guaranteed by the low, to prove infringement, and to attach statements of the infringer, whether natural or legal person, the right holder or his representative under a power of attorney must submit the complaint.

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