Pursuant to Ministerial Decision no. 124/2016, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) in Oman now has the authority to cancel or ask the applicant to alter the registration of any trade name if it is similar to a registered trademark or any component of the trademark, or if it is similar to another trade name recognized nationally or internationally. Additionally, complaints against parties with trade names that infringe trademarks may now be filed at the MCI.

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