Oman

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

11th edition – single class application

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION

60 days from publication date

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

EXTENSION OF TIME

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions. Possible for responding to office actions

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Berne Convention, Brussels Convention, Nairobi Treaty, Paris Convention, Patent Law Treaty, Trademark Law Treaty, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Budapest Treaty, Hague Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Patent Cooperation Treaty, GCC Patent Law, Apostille Convention, The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • All documents may be submitted within 60 days from filing date

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, with Apostille certification

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
  • May be recorded for registrations only

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Merger agreement, with Apostille certification
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, with Apostille certification
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation

What you need to know

  • License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to become effective against third parties
  • May be recorded for registrations only

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Patent applications and patents may be searched by title and patentee name

EXAMINATION

As to form, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, unity, and compliance

PUBLICATION

Patents are published in the Official Gazette after substantive examination and after grant

OPPOSITION

120 days from first publication. The patent is re-published after grant but no opposition period is provisioned then

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable prior to grant. 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from the international filing date


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of International Publication (with ISR if published)
  • 2 copies of the specifications in both English and Arabic
  • 2 sets of drawings in both English and Arabic
  • Assignment from inventors, with Apostille certification
  • Extract from the commercial register or certificate of good standing

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, with Apostille certification

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • Separate POAs are required from assignee and assignor

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, with Apostille certification
  • Extract from licensee commercial register, with Apostille certification

What you need to know

  • Separate POAs are required from licensee and licensor

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

5 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to novelty

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Possible

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

No

OPPOSITION

No provisions


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, with Apostille certification
  • Certificate of incorporation
  •  Deed of assignment from the inventor(s)
  • Full description of the design, name of the designer and 4 prints of the design

Muscat International Centre,

Beit Al Falaj Street Muscat, Oman

P.O. Box 2027 Ruwi, Postal Code 112, Sultanate of Oman

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+968 248 111 26
+968 248 111 28
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Office Hours
Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.