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Above 118K Applications for Trademark, Patent, Industrial Design, Copyright.

Muscat, July 22 (ONA) --- The Ministry of Commerce and Industry pointed out that the number of applications for national and international trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright has so far reached 118,079. These applications were in 111,429 trademark applications, 3441 patent applications, 141 for industrial designs and 3068 applications for copyright.

The Sultanate was ranked third in the Arab world, fourth in the MENA region and 39th in the world in 2017 in intellectual property index by the US Intellectual Property Rights Alliance with a score of 9.48 points in the Property Registration Index, 7.67 points in the Physical Property Protection Index and 19.5 points in the Property Protection index.

The International Intellectual Property Rights Institute (IPRI) is a well-established institution for the evaluation of intellectual property rights at the international level. The evaluation includes the legal and political environment, physical property rights and intellectual property rights. It is the only fully specialized index in the world to measure intellectual property rights that covers 127 countries around the world.

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