Muscat: More than 11,000 requests for national and international trademarks, patents, industrial models and copyrights have been received by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in 2016.
Ahmed Al Saeedy, Director of Intellectual Property Department in MOCI, said that they received 11,340 requests for national and international trademarks, 369 requests for patents, 14 for industrial models and 169 for copyrights.
“The Sultanate pays high attention to intellectual property, and has joined many international agreements and conventions related to intellectual property where Royal Decrees were issued related for this matter, along with formulating laws and legislation that seek to protect intellectual property rights,” said Al Saeedy.
He added that those who want to register a trademark should submit the request at the department in their respective provinces. It should not include more than one category from the list of products and goods as well as the request must be examined for technical and objective aspects according to the law.