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Oman adopted the GCC Trademark Law

Oman adopted the GCC Trademark Law

In accordance with the Royal Decree no. 33 of 2017, published in the Official Gazette on July 30, 2017, Oman has officially adopted the Gulf Cooperation Council Trademark Law, effective July 31, 2017.

It is worth take note that the GCC Trademark Law is not a unitary law, therefore the Trademark Offices of each GCC country namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, will remain as the receiving office and will register trademarks on a national basis. In other words, registering a trademark across the six GCC countries will still require filing six separate national trademark applications.

However, the GCC Trademark Law stipulates a set of provisions that will be applied uniformly across all the GCC states, regarding the prosecution and enforcement of trademark rights.

Although the GCC Trademark Law has been adopted in Oman, the Implementing Regulations of the law and the related fees have not yet been released.