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Jan 12, 2023 (Newsletter Issue 1/23)
Saudi Arabia
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Legalization of Documents by Apostille Sufficient

On 7 December 2022, the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (1961 Apostille Convention) entered into force in Saudi Arabia, following the deposit of the instrument of accession on 8 April 2022.

The above decision was enacted by Royal Decree No. M/40 and published in the Official Gazette No. 4916 of 7 January 2022. The Saudi authorities have started accepting Apostilled documents for proceedings of patents, trademarks, and designs.

Source: JAH Intellectual Property, Qatar