Oman Trademark Registration

Oman is the second largest country in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations and is treated as a gateway to Gulf. It is bordered by UAE, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Arabian Sea. In Oman the legal basis is the Royal Decree No. 67/2008, the Industrial Property Law. Oman trademark protection is obtained by registration. It can also be acquired by sufficient public recognition.

Oman Trademark Registration

Oman Trademark Registration Requirements

An Oman trademark application has to be filed before the Registrar at the Trademark Office in the Ministry of Commerce. A power of attorney authenticated by an Oman consulate is necessary. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration. In lieu of a domestic registration a certified copy of the extract from the commercial register of the applicant is needed. If any priority is claimed, the supporting documents to be submitted to Ministry within 30 days.

 

Oman Trademark Filing Requirements

  • A power of attorney duly legalized up to the Consulate of Oman or certified by Apostille.
  • A simple copy of the certificate of incorporation of the applicant company, an extract of its entry in the commercial register or a good standing certificate including all relevant information.
  • Logo in Jpeg format.
  • A list of the goods and services 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 of filing the application.

 

Oman Trademark Registration Procedure

The Oman trademark application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 200 working days from first filing to registration for a straight forward case. Before registration, the trademark application is published in the Gazette and in a local newspaper. The national opposition period is 90 days from the date of the publication in the Official Gazette.

 

Duration of Oman Trademark Protection

An Oman trademark registration in Oman is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years. 

 

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