The Sultanate of Oman occupies the south-eastern comer of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the west, the Republic of Yemen in the south, the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. In 1971, the Sultanate of Oman, previously known as Muscat, became a member of the United Nations and the Arab League.
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|English is also widely used |
Trademarks are acceptable for registration in accordance with the Law No. 103/88.
The period of trademark registration is for ten years, renewable for similar periods. The Trademark Law in Oman allows a three-month grace period for late trademark renewals. However, such late trademark renewals are usually subjected to a late payment fine.
At present, there is no statutory law for the protection of patents and designs in Oman. It is, however, advisable to publish Cautionary Notices in the local Arabic and English newspapers in order to protect owners' rights.
Law of 1987
Royal Decree No. 38/2000
Law of Trade Marks, Description secrets and Protection from Unfair Competition.
||Royal Decree No. 82/2000, Patent Law.|
||Royal Decree No. 39/2000, Law of Industrial Designs.|
||Royal Decree No. 37/2000, Law of the protection of Copyrights and Related Rights.|
||Royal Decree No. 40/2000, Law on the Protection of Geographical Indications.|
||Royal Decree No. 40/2000, Law on the Protection of Layout – Designs (Topographies) of Integrated Circuits.|