Tag: Oman

Understanding copyright in the Arab world

The World Intellectual Property Day, an event organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization, is held on April 26 of every year to “celebrate innovation and creativity”. The rights granted by intellectual property laws, such as copyright, are meant to draw a balance between the rights of creators to make a living out of their …

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Oman’s draft anti-spam regulations

A report issued by Symantec last year revealed that the Gulf Sultanate of Oman receives the highest proportion of spam in the world, with a staggering rate of 81.9 per cent. As a response to the report, the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman has decided to address the issue of spam in the country …

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Protection of layout designs of integrated circuits in Oman

As a result of Oman’s accession to the World Trade Organization on 9 November 2000, the country has in recent years made a concerted effort to provide comprehensive laws for the protection of intellectual property, including layout designs or topographies of integrated circuits. This is demonstrated by the Industrial Property Rights Law promulgated by Royal …

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