Trademarks

Law

Oman has officially adopted the Gulf Cooperation Council Trademark Law as of Monday July 31, 2017. The decision, which was promulgated by Royal Decree no. 33 of 2017, was published in the Official Gazette on July 30, 2017.

Conventions

Paris Convention, Berne, GCC Patent Office, and WIPO.

Classification

Oman follows International Classification of goods and services except class 33. A Separate application has to be filed in each class.

Duration

Registration is for a period of 10 years renewable for similar periods. A grace period of three months is allowed for renewal.

Use

Use is not compulsory for filing application or maintaining the registration. However, a registration is vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party who can establish that the mark was not in use for a successive period of 5 years without any reasonable excuse.

Assignment

Assignment of a registration shall be together with the goodwill.

License

Recording of a license is compulsory.

Infringement

Infringement of a registered trademark is an offense and an actionable wrong.

IP Decisions KSA