We, Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman
after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,
and the Law of the Flag, Emblem, and National Anthem of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 53/2004,
and in pursuance of public interest,
have decreed as follows
The text of article 12 of the aforementioned Law of the Flag, Emblem, and National Anthem of the State is hereby replaced with the following text:
It is prohibited to use the emblem as a trade mark or for the purpose of commercial advertising or promotion. It is also prohibited to place the emblem on locally produced or manufactured jewellery, products, or tools or to import any of them without the prior permission of the Minister of Commerce and Industry after the approval of the Minister. It is prohibited to display or sell in commercial stores materials manufactured in violation of the provisions of this article. In all cases, the protection stipulated in the previous paragraph applies to the emblem, whether it is placed individually or accompanied by any emblems, drawings, shapes, or images or inserted into the components of any of them. The stated protection also covers official emblems, marks, and symbols of government bodies and the military and security services if the emblem is a part of their components.
All that is contrary to this decree, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.
This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the day following the date of its publication.
Issued on: 3 Rabi Al-Awwal 1440
Corresponding to: 11 November 2018
Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman
Published in Official Gazette 1268 issued on 18 November 2018.