Oman - Individuals Still Denied Trademark Registration

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 Published in OMAN Read 13400 times

Although the Federal Trademark Law of Oman has come into force since 2008, the Omani Trademark Office still refuses to grant trademark registrations to individuals (natural persons).

Oman - Legalization of POA and Certificate of Incorporation Abolished

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 Published in OMAN Read 10682 times

Sultanate of Oman has joined the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirements of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents as of January 30, 2012. The convention has come into force in Oman as of January 30, 2012. Consequent to this accession to the said convention, international clients of member states are no longer required to have the supporting documents, i.e. Power of Attorney and Certificate of Incorporation, legalized up to the Omani Consulate in the point of origin. Instead such documents may only be sealed with an Apostil seal. The Omani Trademark Office will accept such document after verifying the authenticity of the seal and signature of the member state concerned.

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