Trademarks are governed by the Trademarks Regulation, Royal Decree No. M/21 of 28th Jumada Awwal 1433H corresponding to 8th August, 2002 G, and its implementing rules of the same year. Applications for registration must be made to the Trademarks office of the Ministry of Commerce and investment  which applies the ‘Nice Classification’ in accordance with the Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of the registration of marks of 1985.