Welcome to AGIP Bahrain Office

Summary

The Kingdom of Bahrain is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. Starting June 2007, claiming priority has become possible.

The International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement is followed in Bahrain and the revision of class 42 with the creation of classes 43 to 45 has been adopted as of July 1, 2005.

A separate application is to be filed for each class of goods or services. Once a trade/service mark application is filed, the trademark is examined as to its registrability. Trademark applications accepted by the Registrar are published in the Official Gazette. There is a 60-day period open for filing an opposition by any interested party.

An opposition to the registration of a trademark should be prosecuted before the Registrar by an authorized agent or the proprietors themselves within the prescribed ... More details

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Once an application for the grant of a patent is filed, it is examined with respect to compliance with the formalities and patentability provided for under Patent and Utility Models Law No. 1 of 2004 and subsequent amendment under Law No. 14 of 2006..

A patent application should be filed in Bahrain within 6 months as of the filing date of the priority document, in order to claim priority. It is possible to enter a national phase patent application based on International PCT application. Such national phase applications must be filed within 30 months from the earliest priority filing date.

Amendment of specifications is possible before the official grant of the subject patent, provided that the said amendments do not exceed what has been disclosed in the original application.

A novelty examination takes into consideration any specification previously lodged with the Patent Office or any patent previously registered. ... More details

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A design registration in the Kingdom of Bahrain is valid for 10 years from the filing date, renewable for an additional term of 5 years (15 years in total). Absolute novelty is required for allowing protection of industrial designs in Bahrain. The design can be either in the form of drawings or photographs and should show at least three views of the design.

Claiming priority under Paris Convention is possible at present. Priority can be claimed within six months of the filing date of the prior application.

Design applications accepted by the Registrar are published in the Official Gazette.

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Law No. 22 of 2006 related to Copyright and Neighboring Rights was issued on June 25, 2006, to govern the protection of copyright and related rights in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The law, whose Implementing Regulations have not yet been issued, annulled Copyright Law No. 10 of 1993.
 
In order to gain protection, the publishers of copyrightable works have to deposit 3 copies of the work with the Copyright Protection Office at the Ministry of Information. Original works of literature, art and science, regardless of type, importance or purpose are protectable.

Such works include books, pamphlets and other writings, lectures, sermons, dramatic works, musical works, musical compositions, cinematographic works, works of drawing, painting, architecture, sculpture, engraving, photographic works, works of applied art, illustrations, maps, plans, sketches and three-dimensional works as well as computer programs and folklore expressions. The law ... More details

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The Bahrain Telecommunications Co. (BATELCO) is the local registry for the Top-Level Domain Name (.bh) in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Top-Level Domain

.bh:  general use

Second-Level Domains

.com.bh: commercial use

.gov.bh:  governmental institutes and agencies

.net.bh:   ISPs

.edu.bh:  educational bodies

.org.bh:  non-for-profit organizations

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Utility Model Applications

  1. A signed Power of Attorney, notarized and legalized up to Bahrain or any other Arab Consulate, (original required by mail).
    An extract from the Commercial Register or from the Memorandum of Association if the applicant is a company, duly legalized up to an Arab consulate.
  2. One copy of the English specification and claims together with its Arabic translation.
  3. One set of the drawings relating to the invention, if any.
  4. An abstract of the invention of no more than 200 words, together with the best explanatory diagram.
  5. A deed of assignment signed by the inventor and the applicant and duly legalized up to an Arab consulate, if the applicant is not the inventor.
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TAG-Org Bldg., Bldg. 1002, Road 5121, Suwafiah 351

  • P.O.Box 990, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Telephone: (+973) 17550003
  • Fax: (+973) 17382208
  • Email: bahrain@agip.com
  • Contact: Mazin Ajawi (Mr)

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