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Trademarks

General Information
  • Search  - Patent Search not available in Oman
  • Examination  - Both formality and substantive
  • Publication  - Patents are published in the Official Gazette after substantive examination and after grant
  • Opposition period  - 120 days from first publication. The patent is also re-published after grant with no opposition period provided for
  • Annuities  - Paid annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable before grant. A grace period of 6 months is allowed for late payment with an extra charge
  • Term of protection  - 20 years from the international filing date
  • Exploitation  - Yes, it is mandatory to exploit a patent within a period of 3 years from grant

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation, or any equivalent document, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • List of goods to be covered by the application.
  • If priority is claimed, a certified copy of the priority document should be submitted to the Trademark Office in Oman within three months as of the filing date of the application.

Renewal
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized up to the Consulate of Oman, if we do not previously possess one. 
  • The trademark number and class.
  • The list of goods and services at the time of renewing of a trademark.

Patents

General Information
  • Search  - Patent Search not available in Oman
  • Examination  - Both formality and substantive
  • Publication  - Patents are published in the Official Gazette after substantive examination and after grant
  • Opposition period  - 120 days from first publication. The patent is also re-published after grant with no opposition period provided for
  • Annuities  - Paid annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable before grant. A grace period of 6 months is allowed for late payment with an extra charge
  • Term of protection  - 20 years from the international filing date
  • Exploitation  - Yes, it is mandatory to exploit a patent within a period of 3 years from grant

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • If the applicant is different from the inventor, an Assignment from the inventor(s), duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Specification, claims, abstract and formal drawings, if any, in English.
  • Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation, or any equivalent document.
  • Copies of the International search report and preliminary examination, copy of the PCT application as published.

Assignment
  • Power of Attorney from the Assignee, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Deed of Assignment, signed by both parties, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation from the Assignee, or any equivalent document, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).

Merger
  • Power of Attorney from the entity surviving the merger, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Certificate of Merger, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation, or any equivalent document, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).

License
  • Power of Attorney from the licensee, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Copy of the License Agreement duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Extract from the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation from the Licensee, or any equivalent document, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).

Change of Name or Address
  • Power of Attorney in the new name and/or address, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Certificate of Change of Name and/or Address, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).

Industrial designs

General Information
  • Term of Protection  - 5 years from the filing date
  • Examination  - Formality and novelty
  • Application with multiple figures  - Acceptable for up to 100 designs, on condition that the designs belong to the same international class
  • Renewal  - Allowed for two consecutive terms of 5 years each

Filing Requirements
  • Power of Attorney from the designer duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • Deed of Assignment signed by the designer, duly legalized by the Omani Consulate or (to be authenticated or certified by Apostille, if the applicant’s home country is a member of the Apostille Convention).
  • The title and drawings of the design, supported by brief description.
  • Certified copy of the priority document.



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