The Ministry of Economy and Trade has announced the launch of the electronic declaration system for trademarks.

The Ministry explained that 6,236 applications for registering a local and foreign trademark filed with the Trademark Office were published during the three years from 2013 to 2015.

The Ministry indicated that it has set a timetable for completing the electronic declaration process for trademark registration applications up to 2023, by June of this year.

The Ministry stressed that the period for receiving requests for the opposition form to register the mark should be 30 days from the date of its declaration on the designated electronic system.

The Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohamed Al-Hawaij, supervised the launch of the system, and attendees discussed the procedures required at the local and international levels to achieve protection of registered trademarks.

According to the Ministry, Al-Hawaij urged developing the performance of the Trademark Office and the mechanism for declaring registration requests through the designated electronic system, and focusing on raising awareness of the importance of protecting the trademark and ownership verification.