In a significant move to foster innovation and support intellectual property rights, the National Intellectual Property Office at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion of Oman has recently taken a proactive step. According to decision 292/2023, the authorities concerned implemented a series of measures aimed at enhancing accessibility to intellectual property services and patent registration. As a part of this initiative, the Ministry has streamlined and restructured the associated fees, thereby promoting a more conducive environment for creativity and invention.
Under the new regulations, individuals and companies can now benefit from a range of fee reductions and eliminations. One notable change includes the elimination of fees previously required for issuing copies of patents or related documents after grant, making it easier for inventors to protect and share their ideas. Moreover, the charges for checking records with both the patent office and the trademark office have been simplified to a single, more affordable fee, encouraging greater participation in the intellectual property system. Read more