October 2, 2018

Oman: Patent Search Now Possible

The Patent Office in Oman announced that official equivalent patent searches are now possible. It is now possible to search the patent database for patent applications filed or entered in Oman using the typical bibliographic data of the priority applications or PCT publications.   Source:  Saba IP
March 2, 2018

Oman: Adopting the 11th Edition of the Nice Classification

The 11th edition of the Nice Classification entered into force in February, 2018 in Oman, thus replacing the outgoing 10th edition. The adoption of the 11th edition will not affect trademarks already filed and registered in Oman. Upon next renewal, goods and classes affected by this change in formalities should be reclassified accordingly by the Trademark Office. Source: SABA IP
August 7, 2017

Oman: Officially Adopts the Gulf Cooperation Council Trademark Law

  Effective July 31, 2017 Oman has officially adopted the Gulf Cooperation Council Trademark Law.  The decision was published in the Official Gazette on July 30, 2017.  Issuance of the Implementing Regulations will be forthcoming, and it is expected that there will be a significant increase in official fees.   Source:  Saba IP