Oman (OM)

Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated


The Office does not republish international registrations or renewals.

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, on issues such as the definition of a 'design', public order or morality.

Opposition Period


Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Ninety days from the date of notification (non-extendable).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.

Creator requirements

The creator of the industrial design must be a natural person.

Priority documents

Not applicable.

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may not file documents or appear before the Office directly. The Office maintains a list of industrial property agents which is available from the Office.

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: May 5, 2017