Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property uncovers IPR violations during Inspection Campaign

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SAIP has warned against the promotion or sale of any products or any activities that violate intellectual property rights. (supplied)
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SAIP has warned against the promotion or sale of any products or any activities that violate intellectual property rights. (supplied)
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SAIP has warned against the promotion or sale of any products or any activities that violate intellectual property rights. (supplied)
Updated 03 October 2019

Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property uncovers IPR violations during Inspection Campaign

RIYADH: Saudi Authority for IntellectualProperty (SAIP) carried out an extensive inspection campaign to uncover   stores,  which   violate   intellectual   property   rights   (IPR), specifically the copyright protection system.

SAIP has warned against the promotion or sale of any products or any activities that violate intellectual property rights, and reiterated that it will be strictly imposing relevant penalties to ensure IPR protection,   especially   concerning   digital   and   paper   literary,   art products, and trademarks. The inspection follows several awareness campaigns, conducted by SAIP   in partnership with competent entities to raise awareness of intellectual property protection and penalties as per relevant laws and regulations.

Complementing SAIP’s ongoing efforts to protect intellectual property rights, the campaign resulted in uncovering some Riyadh-based   stores   involved   in   selling   devices,   constituting IPR infringement.

"The SAIP campaign is an extension of our periodic unscheduled inspection on public establishments and stores, which circulate or deal with products that violate intellectual property rights on any as part of its operations. We are determined to establish the principles of   respecting   intellectual   property   rights,   and   combating   the infringement of these rights in the Kingdom," said Yasser Al Dabbasi, Executive Director of the Intellectual  Property   Rights   Protection Department at SAIP.

"Cooperating with partners from the Kingdom's government and private sectors, SAIP is determined to monitor the activities of service providers and companies that involve intellectual property rights to ensure that the rights are honored, through ongoing awareness   campaigns   and   inspections   aimed   at   apprehending violators," added Al-Dabbasi.


LuLu festival celebrates flavors of the Philippines

Updated 24 October 2019

LuLu festival celebrates flavors of the Philippines

LuLu Hypermarket has launched its annual Filipino festival titled “Pinoy Fiesta 2019,” showcasing the country’s famous food products.

The week-long festival from Oct. 20 to 26th offers a wide variety of food products imported from the Philippines. 

The festival was inaugurated at Lulu’s outlet in the Riyadh Avenue Mall, Murabba district, by Adnan V. Alonto, ambassador of the Philippines to Saudi Arabia, in the presence of LuLu officials.

According to a press statement, the festival aims at celebrating Filipino culinary heritage, food and health hygiene, best-quality agriculture produce and food products.

Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarket Saudi Arabia, said: “We have always been dedicated to bringing high-quality products from the Philippines. This festival is one such proof that the Filipino community loves the authentic flavors and delicious food selection that LuLu offers. We are thankful to the massive efforts of our own food sourcing office in the Philippines, located at Calamba, Laguna, which made a big contribution to our success in ensuring uninterrupted supply at the most affordable prices throughout the year.” 

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Exclusive promotion campaigns and price-buster offers have been planned for a variety of imported brands, such as Mama Sita’s, Del Monte, Jack N Jill, Lemon Square, Ligo, CDO, Datu Puti, Lucky Me, UFC and Century.

Exclusive promotion campaigns and price-buster offers have been planned for a variety of imported brands, such as Mama Sita’s, Del Monte, Jack N Jill, Lemon Square, Ligo, CDO, Datu Puti, Lucky Me, UFC and Century. A wide range of agricultural produce from the Philippines is on offer, including langsat, curly parsley, white onion, garlic, Philippine mango, bean sprouts, saba, guyabano, calamansi, chayote, jicama, mangosteen, dragon fruit, pomelo, durian, papaya, kamote, rambutan, pineapple, banana, avocado and sweet corn.

Filipino favorites such as milk fish and dried fish are also available during the festival.

Chefs at the hypermarket will prepare throughout the period of the festival authentic Filipino dishes, including: Kare-kare, adobo, pinakbet, bulalo, sinigang and caldereta. Sweets such as pitchi pitchi, puto pao, majablanca, buko pie, cassava cakes, sapin-sapin, buchi and ginataang kamote are available at attractive prices.

LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest retailers in the region, recently celebrated the group’s 10th anniversary in the Kingdom.

With 180 stores operating worldwide, LuLu aims to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates. It is one of the favorite shopping destinations of both locals and expatriates in the Kingdom.

LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It is one of the Middle East’s top employers with a workforce numbering at more than 55,000.