The Omani copyright law, issued by Royal Decree No.65/2008 dated May 4, 2008, became effective on May 18, 2008.
The law grants protection to authors of literary, artistic and scientific works whatever the value, kind or purpose or way of expression of the work is. Generally, the protection will be provided for works whose means of expression is writing, sound, drawing, image or motion picture. It will also include creative titles and computer software, which are published, acted or displayed for the first time in the Sultanate of Oman or abroad.
The term of protection is the lifetime of the author plus 50 years following his/her death.
Copyright works may be deposited at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and shall be considered a presumption of ownership.
Oman is a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
The design law, which has been issued by Royal Decree No. 67/2008 on May 12, 2008, came into effect on, May 18, 2000. However, the Implementing Regulations are yet to be issued.
Oman Network Information Center (OMnic) is the local registry for the Top-Level Domain Name (.om) in the Sultanate of Oman.
.com.om: commercial companies registered at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
.co.om: commercial companies registered at the Ministry of Commerce Industry
.edu.om: Oman educational institutions (universities and colleges) registered at the Ministry of Higher Education
.ac.om: elementary schools, secondary schools and high schools with valid licenses from the Ministry of Education
.gov.om: government departments and ministries ...
Oman is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Patent Office. It is a regional office for the GCC, which comprises the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar and State of Kuwait. Certificates of patents granted by the Office secure legal protection of the inventor's rights in all member states.
As of October 26, 2001, Oman has been a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) as per Royal Decree No. 37/2001 issued on April 24, 2001 and published in the Official Gazette No. 694 on May 1, 2001.
Oman is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. The International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement is followed in Oman. A separate application should be filed with respect to each class of goods or services.
Once a trademark or a service mark application is filed, the mark is examined as to its registrability. The Registrar may object in writing to certain aspects of the mark in the course of examination, such as the scope of goods or services, or he may ask for the modification of the mark. Trademark or service mark applications accepted for registration by the Registrar are published in the Official Gazette and once in a local daily newspaper. It is necessary to specify the list of goods/services at the time of filing for a registration of a trademark to avoid any opposition that might take place; the same also applies when renewing a ...