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Oman Trademark Registration 

A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Oman through the following steps:

 
Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Certificate   Step 3. Trademark Registration Certificate:
Once your trademark application is approved, we will obtain your registration certificate.
Step 3 Prices
 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 6 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

  • If I register my trademark in Oman, do I have protection in other territories?

    The territorial limit of registration is Oman.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    A power of attorney is required. It must be legalized in the Omani consulate.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?
    • Pre-filing use may demonstrate the mark’s acquired distinctiveness
    • Pre-filing use may help overcome an opposition to a trademark application on the grounds of non-distinctiveness
  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is available.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Oman?
    • words
    • names
    • devices
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • colors
    • slogans (as long as they are not long enough to be protected under copyright)
    • sounds
    • smells (olfactory trademarks)
    • trade dress/get-up
    • holograms
    • taste
    • collective marks
    • certification marks
    • well-known marks
    • service marks

     

    Note: The goods’ basic composition such as scent, taste and other common characteristics are not considered as registrable. Contact Marcaria.com for more information.

  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Oman?

    The order of the application process is as follows:

    1. Examination of the application in respect to:
      • formalities
      • descriptiveness
      • distinctiveness
      • conflict with prior registration
      • morality provisions observed in Oman
    2. Publication
      • application date
      • application number
      • mark
      • goods/services
      • name of applicant
      • address of applicant
    3. Registration
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • marks that are against moral standards or public order
    • generic terms
    • flags, names or symbols of nations, states, regions, or of international organizations
    • marks not showing an acquired distinctiveness
    • marks that are used primarily as geographic location names
    • marks that are confusingly similar to a well-known mark in Oman
    • bad faith and/or unfair competition
  • Does Oman use the "Nice Classification" system?

    The Nice Classification System is effective in Oman.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Oman?

    The European Union Trade Mark, previously known as the Community Trade Mark, registration is not effective in Oman.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Oman?

    Priority application may be claimed if:

     

    • the home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • the home application was filed within six months prior to the application in Oman
    • Oman can be designated in an international registration
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    The trademark must be used for a period of three consecutive years. The amount of use must be on a commercial scale and must occur in Oman.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

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

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 10 years from the application filing date.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    It is legal to use an unregistered mark for any goods or services.


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