MUSCAT – The Directorate of General Commerce of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a circular letter on 22 September 2020 to the Head of the IP Department and to IP practitioners about the new calculation of the deadlines.
Accordingly, all expired due dates have been extended until 8 October 2020. In addition, all lapsed registrations are extended until said date, allowing applicants to submit renewal/annuity applications.
The above new regulation means that all penalties for late renewals or submission of documents have been removed. Expired grace periods for renewals are also now reinstated until 8 October.
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