RE: Substantive Examination of Patent is to Start in Oman - JAH CO.IP
RE: Substantive Examination of Patent is to Start in Oman

JAH & CO. IP would like to advise its associates and clients that the Sultanate of Oman declared officially as per enclosed circulation dated November 8, 2015 that the substantive examination fees for patent applications formally accepted in 2009 will be due within two months from the date of announcement. This comes in consequent to signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Omani and the Egyptian Patent Offices, where the Egyptian Patent Office acts as the examining office for all pending and new patent applications filed in Oman. For the Omani Patent Office to examine substantially all patents accepted formally within the above year a request by the applicant or his agent should be submitted for substantive examination with the payment of the examination fees of Omani Riyals 300 (equivalent to USD ) for all patent applications which are accepted formally and all their formalities are in order. Failure to submit the request for substantive examination for patents along with a copy of formal examination acceptance in two months from the date of this notification; i.e. 8 January 2016 will be considered as cancelled and in accordance with article 9 ( 5) a and b of the Industrial Property Law no. 67/2008. Therefore, we would kindly urge all patents applicants to look into their patents and send us their instructions to pay the substantive examination fees well in advance before the two months of the date of this notification

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