Oman Accedes to International Design Protection Treaty

WIPO made a press release earlier this month announcing Oman’s accession to the¬†Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. This treaty creates an international framework for the automatic registeration of designs in all members of the treaty.¬†
There are no local news sources regarding this subject, but the accession might have been included in Royal Decree 131/2008 on the amendments of the Industrial Property Law. The text of the decree cannot be found online.

The treaty will come into force in respect of Oman on March 4, 2009.