Two years after the issuance of the regulations implementing the Industrial Design Law (Chapter III of the Omani Industrial Property Law no. 67/2008), the Omani Patent Office is accepting design applications for the first time in the country. However, it is important to note that although it is possible to file an application, the Omani Intellectual Property Department is yet to disclose specific formalities regarding examination, publication, registration and renewal.
Main Features of Design Protection in Oman as Indicated in the Industrial Property Law no. 67/2008
5 years from the filing date.
As to form and novelty.
Applications with Multiple Figures:
Admissible up to 100 designs provided that all these designs belong to the same class in international specifications.
A power of attorney, with an Apostille certification.
A copy of certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register, certified.
A deed of assignment from the designer(s) to the applicant, with an Apostille certification.
Full description of the design, name of the designer and 4 prints of the design.
For two consecutive terms of 5 years each.