Oman, a nation on the Arabian Peninsula with terrain encompassing desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea is a member of World Intellectual Property Organization from February 19, 1997, World Trade Organization from November 9, 2000, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The Paris Convention as revised to enter into force, with respect to the Sultanate of Oman, on July 14, 1999 the Sultanate of Oman become a member of the International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property (“Paris Union”), founded by the Paris Convention.
Intellectual property legislation includes Law No. Royal Decree No. 38/2000 on Trademarks, Geographical Indications law No. Royal Decree No. 40/2000, Industrial Design Law No. Royal Decree No. 39/2000, Royal Decree No. 37/2000 on Protection of Copyright and Related Rights.
Intellectual Property matters are administered by the Industrial Property Office which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
Bodies: World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Conventions: Berne Convention, Brussels Convention, Nairobi Treaty, Paris Convention, Patent Law Treaty, Trademark Law Treaty, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Budapest Treaty, Hague Agreement, Madrid Protocol, Patent Cooperation Treaty, GCC Patent Law, Apostille Convention, The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants.
Official languages: Arabic
Government: Unitary parliamentary absolute monarchy
Currency: Omani Riyal – (Rate 1 OMR = 2.60$ as on January 2018)