Said MoU aims to raise awareness about intellectual property rights and promote respect for such rights, through conducting a mandatory questionnaire on intellectual property, preparing a licensure test for intellectual property agents, exchanging consultations and scientific expertise, and cooperation in research and scientific projects relevant to both parties.
The MoU was signed at the NCA’s headquarters in Riyadh by Dr. Abdullah Al-Qatae, the NCA’s deputy chief executive officer and Sami Al-Sudais, SAIP’s deputy chief executive officer.
Dr. Al-Qatae stressed that the MoU aims at activating cooperation between the NCA and the SAIP in order to serve the SAIP’s objectives which aim to regulate, sponsor, develop and protect intellectual property rights in the Kingdom, and raise awareness of the importance of such rights. The MoU includes agreement on conducting a questionnaire on intellectual property, preparing and administering relevant tests and measures, exchanging consultations and expertise, and cooperating in research and scientific projects.
Eng. Sudais, on the other hand, pointed out the importance of strengthening cooperation with the NCA and other entities through which the SAIP endeavor to achieve its strategic objectives and provide quality services and thus contribute towards the national economic development.