Trademarks: Oman

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Classification : Int’l Classification (Classes 1-45); Single-Class filing

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Service Marks, Certification Marks & Collective Marks

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Marks are examined as to its registrability
Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette and one daily newspaper
Opposition : Yes – within 2 months as of publication in the Official Gazette (No extensions are permitted).
Time Frame for Registration : 24 months
Registration Term : 10 Years from filing date
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 months after expiration date
Use Requirement : No use is required for filing applications

Cancellation : A trademark registration becomes vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party who can establish the fact that the trademark was not actually used for a period of five years in succession, unless the owner of the mark presents a reasonable excuse to justify his non-use of the mark. A trademark registration will be incontestable if it gains uninterrupted use for 5 years as of the registration date without any successful legal action against it during that period.

Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? No
Can pending applications be Assigned ? Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? No
Can pending application be Licensed ? Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A power of attorney duly legalized up to the Consulate of Oman or certified by Apostille. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 15 Prints of the trademark. 
  4. A list of the goods and services to be covered by the application. 
  5. 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.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A power of attorney duly legalized up to the Consulate of Oman or certified by Apostille. 
  2. The trademark number and class.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney notarized and legalized up to the Consulate of Oman or certified by Apostille by the assignee. 
  2. A legalized or Apostilled deed of assignment executed by both the assignor and the assignee. 
  3. A simple copy of the certificate of incorporation of the assignee company, an extract of its entry in the commercial register or a good standing certificate including all relevant information.

License/Merger Recordal Requirements

  1. A power of attorney legalized up to the Consulate of Oman or certified by Apostille. 
  2. A legalized or Apostilled certificate of merger or license agreement. The license agreement 
    should indicate the trademark registration number in Oman. 
  3. A simple copy of the certificate of incorporation of the licensee company, an 
    extract of its entry in the commercial register or a good standing certificate including all relevant information. 

Change of Name Requirements

  1. A legalized or Apostilled power of attorney showing the new name and address. 
  2. A certified copy of the certificate of change of name

Change of Address Requirements

A certified copy of the certificate of change of address.

 

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