World Intellectual Property Organization

Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 183
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

Declaration by the Sultanate of Oman

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments and has the honor to refer to the deposit by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman on July 16, 2007, of its instrument of accession to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989 ("Madrid Protocol (1989)"). A copy of the Madrid (Marks) Notification No. 175, is enclosed, for ease of reference.

In this respect, the Director General of WIPO has the honor to notify that the Sultanate of Oman deposited, on December 12, 2007, the following declaration:

    - that in accordance with Article 5(2)(d) and pursuant to Article 5(2)(b) of the Madrid Protocol (1989), the time limit of one year to exercise the right to notify a refusal of protection referred to in Article 5(2)(a) thereof is replaced by 18 months.

The said declaration entered into force, with respect to the Sultanate of Oman, on March 12, 2008.

November 28, 2008

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