Trademark Registration in Oman

Oman Trademark Registration – How to Register and it Benefits

The process of trademark registration in Oman is performed by a trademark attorney by undertaking the following steps:

Step 1. Trademark’s Comprehensive Study:

Before filing for your trademark registration in Oman, it is important to find all probable obstacles that could arise during the registration process. This study enables in listing all same-looking or comparable trademarks (graphically or phonetically) that might conflict with the one selected by you. It will also offer a professional opinion of an attorney about various registration possibilities.

Step 2. Request of Trademark Registration:

The next step is that an attorney will file your trademark registration in Oman and conducts all required steps in the Trademark Office for getting registration approval. Post filing the trademark, we send the filing report comprising of the application number, date, and a scanned copy of the complete application.

Step 3: Trademark Registration Certificate:

After approval of your trademark application by the Trademark Office, the attorneys complete all the required tasks to get the registration certificate in Oman. After getting the certificate, it is forwarded to your postal address. A registration report which shows the registration number, date and any special consideration to be taken into account in Oman, is also sent along.

Will I Have Any Right After Having A Registered Trademark In Oman?

Registration is necessary to get the requisite rights to a trademark. Oman follows the principle of “first to file”.

Can Someone Oppose A Trademark Application?

Yes, it can be opposed on the basis of the following:

  • proprietary rights
  • trade names
  • the trademark is not distinctive
  • the trademark is confusing or misleading
  • the trademark is practical
  • The trademark is generic
  • The trademark is descriptive
  • notorious or popular trademark
  • protection of flags, armorial bearings, and other State symbols
  • the trademark is against some public policy or morality principles
  • registration is in the name of representative of the trademark’s proprietor

Will I have protection in some other territories after trademark registration in Oman?

A trademark registration in Oman usually extends to its borders.

Is there any time period for trademark registration approval?

The average timeline for registration approval is 6 months, if no objections arise.

What are the various kinds of trademarks permitted to be registered in Oman?

  • words
  • names (personal names not permitted)
  • devices
  • some three-dimensional shapes
  • colours
  • slogans
  • sounds
  • smells (olfactory trademarks)
  • trade outfit or get-up
  • holograms
  • taste
  • collective trademarks
  • certification trademarks
  • popular trademarks
  • service trademarks

Post the trademark registration in Oman, for how many years is it valid?

The initial term of a trademark registration is 10 years (calculated from the application date).

When Will I Have To Renew My Trademark?

The first renewal would be due in 10th year starting from application date and it could be renewed within 12 months before the expiry date.

What Would Be The Renewal Date For A Trademark?

The first renewal date of a trademark registration in Saudi Arabia is 10 years from the application filing date.

Do I Get A Grace Period After My Trademark Expires?

Yes, the grace period is 6 months, with a fine.

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