In September of 2014, the Omani Patent Office signed a memorandum of understanding with the Egyptian Patent Office, whereby the latter will act as the examining office for all pending and new patent applications filed in Oman. Since then, we have seen several applications going through examination and examination reports being issued.

In December of 2015, the Research Council of Oman, which is the highest authority in the Sultanate for the development and promotion of innovation and innovation systems in the country, held a three-day workshop on innovation and entrepreneurship. The workshop included a session on intellectual property presented by Saba IP.

Lastly, between April 3 and 6, 2016, the Omani Higher Judicial Institute held a three-day training session on Intellectual Property. The participants were mainly Omani lawyers, and once again Saba IP was selected to participate and present to the audience on various aspects relating to enforcement of IP rights.

These are but a few major highlights of high profile events in Oman that are indicative of the country’s drive and motivation to develop its own innovation and economic systems. Saba IP, as one of the most active IP firms in the region, is also committed and very active in that area to increase awareness of IP rights in the region and for the region.

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