Intellectual Property Services in Oman

Intellectual Property or IP is a creation of the mind. It includes literary and artistic works, inventions, designs, symbols, names and images used in business.

Intellectual Property Rights in Oman

Oman offers increased intellectual property right protection for trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, and geographical indications. Oman is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and it registered as a signatory to the Paris, Madrid and Berne conventions on trademark and intellectual property protection. Oman has also signed the WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty and the WIPO Copyright Treaty.

Trademark and Patent in Oman

The trademark laws in Oman are compliant with the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). Trademarks are valid for 10 years in Oman and patents are protected for 20 years. The set of procedures and documents to register a trademark or patent in Oman is as follows:

  1. The application for the trademark and patent registration is to be submitted to the Intellectual Property department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI)
    • The application must be in accordance with the terms and conditions specified in the executive regulations for the IP law
    • The application must include a description of the mark and the list of goods and services for which trademark and patent registration is required
  2. The application will be examined by the department to ensure if the patent or trademark can be registered
    • During the examination process, the authority will put the objection and the applicant will be given an opportunity to respond to the objections of the department
  3. Once the objections have been resolved, the department will accept the application and the same would be published in the official gazette and the local newspaper
    • The purpose of publishing in the official gazette and local newspaper is to invite any interested party to oppose the registration of the trademark
    • The applicant will be given an additional 90 days to oppose the objection

After hearing both the applicant and the person who raises an objection, the department will decide whether to accept or reject the application.

Documents Required for Registering a Trademark in Oman

  • A copy of the applicant’s commercial registration documents
  • Details of goods and services for which the trademark is being registered
  • The power of attorney to be issued to the concerned trademark attorney in Oman
  • A copy of the trademark proposed to be registered in Oman in its original colour

Documents Required for Registering a Patent in Oman

  • A power of attorney (notarized and legalized) up to the Consulate of Oman
  • Abstract of the invention in English and Arabic
  • A notarized copy of the certificate of incorporation of the applicant in the Arabic language
  • Technical specification of the invention in English and Arabic
  • A certified copy of a priority document
  • A copy of deed assignment from the inventor(s) in Arabic translation (legalized)
  • A copy of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) publication, with the Arabic translation, if the work has been published

Trademark Registration Fees in Oman

Description Fee (OMR)
Registration application with stamp 50
Trademark recording charge in the MOCI books, in case of acceptance 50
Publication in the official gazette 50
Issuance of trademark registration certificate 50

Copyright in Oman

Oman’s copyright protection law protects foreign copyrighted literacy, technical, scientific, sounds and video recordings, works of the graphics and plastic arts. The foreign literacy work must be registered with the Omani government by depositing the copy of the work and paying a certain amount of fees. Literature, software, and audio-visual content are protected for 50 years in Oman.

The documents required for copyright registration in Oman are as follows:

  • A notarized and legalized power of attorney up to the Consulate of Oman
  • Three copies of the work
  • A certified and legalized copy of home or any foreign registration of the copyright, along with an Arabic translation

Our Intellectual Property Services in Oman

Business Setup Worldwide offers a wide range of Intellectual Property services in Oman. These include:

  • Intellectual property licensing services
  • Assuring IP protection overseas
  • Registering trademarks, patents, and copyrights
  • Resolving any intellectual property disputes
  • Brand valuation

Benefits of Availing Intellectual Property Services

The major benefits of availing intellectual property services for your business include:

  • They help to increase the customer loyalty
  • They can be used as security for financial instruments
  • They act as a source of innovation
  • They help in marketing or branding of the company
  • They help to differentiate your business from competitors

Why Us?

Business Setup Worldwide is a management consultancy that offers a wide range of services related to company setup and expansion in foreign lands. We help our clients in clearing all the legal proceedings that are essential to establish a business, protect intellectual properties, taxation policies, etc. Our experts will assist you in building the framework to provide the intellectual property services.

Business Setup Advisor

Mr. Ali Al Faqih

Al-Qurum, Al-Sarooj, Al-Kharijiya Street

Building No. 1313, Way No. 3017

P.O Box 301 PC. 103

Muscat

Sultanane of Oman

 

Phone: ​+968 2469 0071

Email: info@businesssetup.com

Mob: +968 92167257

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