11.8 thousand applications for trademarks, patents and copyrights .. last year
Oman: Tomorrow, the Sultanate of Oman will join countries around the world to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day, which falls on April 26 each year, and this year comes under the slogan “Intellectual Property and Youth: Innovation for a A better future “to confirm the great skills of young people in creating solutions to new challenges and to move towards a more sustainable future. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment Promotion, in cooperation with the Omani Intellectual Property Society, is organizing a celebration today at Muscat University under the auspices of His Excellency Qais bin Muhammad Al Yousef, Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment. Promotions. The celebration includes a visual presentation on the national innovation strategy, a visual presentation on the artificial intelligence competition and a working paper on community awareness and the importance of intellectual property. The date of celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, set by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), coincides with the date of implementation of the decision to establish the organization in 1970 AD, in order to educate the public about the importance. intellectual property rights and their various fields of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyrights. World Intellectual Property Day provided an opportunity each year to share with others around the world how intellectual property contributes to stimulating innovation and creativity by presenting competitions, spreading the creativity of young people and small and medium-sized business owners, and defending their morals and law. rights in a way that encourages innovators and disseminates and develops their innovations and creates a stimulating environment for new innovations.
Statistics released by the National Office of Intellectual Property in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment Promotion showed that the number of applications for “national” and “international” trademarks, patents, copyrights and related rights, designs and industrial models and international applications submitted through the PCT system submitted to the Ministry over the past year amounted to (11811). The Ministry indicated that the applications submitted during 2021 AD were (1,121) applications for national and international trademarks, (30) applications for industrial designs, (111) applications for copyright and (549) applications for national and international patents. His Excellency Dr. Saleh bin Saeed Massen, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Investment Promotion for Trade and Industry, explained that young people often make up the largest age group in many countries, especially in the Middle East in terms of innovation, given the importance of the role that young people play in innovation, skills innovation and technology development, which is one of the issues that helps young people highlight their competencies and increase their role in society.
His Excellency showed that the slogan of this year’s holiday reflects the contribution of intellectual property to enable innovative young people to identify problems, think of solutions and target opportunities, as well as the mechanism for exercising property rights. to protect innovations such as trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyrights and geographical indications, and create value by turning ideas into opportunities. pioneering, creating an environment conducive to investors.
National Intellectual Property Plan
His Excellency stressed that the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment Promotion has started preparing a national plan for intellectual property in the framework of communication and institutional cooperation through a national working team representing intellectual property authorities and policies related to intellectual property in in a coordinated manner. according to a systematic national framework that aims to create a strong and effective national system of intellectual property based on the management and regulation of intellectual property, the implementation of intellectual property laws and the generation of intellectual property assets with the wealth of the Sultanate of Oman in the form of human capital and literary and artistic works; traditional knowledge; And genetic and biological assets to have a renewable and sustainable economy in line with the strategic directions and vision objectives of Oman 2040. His Excellency showed that the creation of the national network for the Technology Support Center (TISC) aims to communicate between all relevant authorities to support their youth and innovations and provide any input that would help innovators and train them to seek ideas that are close to their innovations in international patent databases, so to save effort, money and time for the owner of the idea, reduce duplicate ideas, focus on new and quality ideas, and provide technical advice to inventors to take advantage of existing patents in international patent databases; and what they contain Technical information due to its scientific additions to the development of local patents, which facilitates the transfer of technology of these inventions and their benefit at the local level, which contributes to providing a conducive environment for innovators to help them innovate by facilitating the necessary procedures to safeguard their rights and to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property, in addition to monitoring technology Competitors and basic information on King Laws Industrial management, management, strategies and marketing of technology.
His Excellency said: Since the signing of the TESC agreement in October 2021, all relevant authorities have been directed to form the national network for the Technology and Innovation Support Center, with which the authorities have interacted to support young people and enrich society with Innovations. About 15 entities, various from the government, private and research entities for this network have joined. The Undersecretary for Trade and Industry added that the Sultanate of Oman signed the Geneva Document of the Lisbon Treaty in February 2021 AD, which allowed the Sultanate to protect its geographical indications and vital resources, which had a positive impact on the presence of local products. outside its lands, thus contributing to the world recognition of the quality of our products, monuments and history.