2001 News Story

Kingdom observes International Copyright Day

The Kingdom, along with other members of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will observe tomorrow the international day for protection of copyright in all fields. Head of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Dr. Saleh Al-Athel, declared that arrangements were underway to ensure protection of intellectual rights for industrial design, integrated circuit programs, and botanical classification. All local inventions are protected at the level of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and Saudi Arabia issued its patents system over 12 years ago.