Intellectual Property Rights
The importance of framing some sort of an internationally recognized agreement for cooperation among nations for the protection of intellectual property was recognized as early as in 1883, when the Paris Convention for protection of intellectual property came into existence .As many as 140 states signed the convention and agreed to implement its provisions. The Paris Convention dealt with Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Utility Models. The Berne Convention of 1886 was the first International Convention on Copy Right. The Sultanate is a signatory to the International Copy Right Order 1999.The Royal Decree 37/2000,38/2000,39/2000 and 40/2000 regulates the law relating to Trade Marks, Patents and Copy Rights in the Sultanate of Oman.
Trade Marks, Patents and Copy Rights affect the growth and prosperity of almost every industry and familiarity with the law relating to these subjects has thus become fundamental to business strategy. For effective day to day functioning and success of business enterprises, entrepreneurs including their managers are required to have adequate knowledge of all the relevant business laws. The laws governing the various aspects relating to business are not only numerous, but also complex.
Hafedh Al Mahrouqi & Co offers service in the matter of protection of intellectual property rights whether it be patent search or patent registrations or preventing the unauthorized use of trademarks, trade names and patents or enforcement of such rights, transferring title, preparing licenses and assignments.