Oman IP Overview

Oman’s IP Laws are basically complete since around the year 2000, including: the Industrial Property Rights Law (promulgated by the Royal Decree No. 67/2008) (2008), involving patent (invention), trade names, trademarks, geographical indications, utility models, industrial designs, layout designs of integrated circuits, and other types of intellectual property objects registration, protection and other aspects; the Royal Decree No. 65/2008 promulgating the Law on Copyright and Related Rights (2008), involving copyright and related rights (neighboring rights) protection, as well as the protection of the contents of traditional cultural expressions and traditional knowledge. The Royal Decree No. 49/2009 promulgating the Law on the Protection of Breeders' Rights in New Varieties of Plants (2010) provides protection for new plant varieties; In addition, the provisions of protection for undisclosed information (trade secrets) are contained in the Commercial Code of Oman (Royal Decree No. 55 / 90).

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