FAQ

D1: Are designs registrable in Bahrain?
- Yes.

D2: Should the design application be filed under the form of drawings and/or photographs?
- It can be either in the form of drawings or photographs of any convenient size and should show at least three views of the design.

D3: What are the novelty requirements for a design application to be valid?
- Yes, worldwide absolute novelty is required for design protection in Bahrain.

D4: Can convention priority be claimed in Bahrain? (Paris Convention)..
- Bahrain is a member of the Paris Convention since October 29, 1996. Claiming priority under Paris Convention is possible at present.

D5: Does Bahrain use the international classification?
- Not applicable.

D6: Are there any goods or services for which the mark cannot be registered?
- Not applicable.

D7: Is the assignment of the creator compulsory for a design application?
- Yes.

D8: Is there any deadline to apply for the publication of a secret filing of a model/design?
- Not applicable.

D9: Are there any special advantages in filing a model or a design in a secret form?
- Not applicable.

D10: Is it possible to file more than one design/model in the same application?
- No. A separate application must be filed for each design.

D11: What is the term of protection of a model or design Bahrain? Can this term be extended?
- 10 years as of the date of filing and may be renewed for another period of 5 years (15 years in total).

D12: Is use required to maintain a registration of a model or design in Bahrain?
- Not applicable.

D13: Are designs/models protected by copyright law as well?
- No.

D14: Are there provisions in your law to oppose a model/design registration?
- No.

D15: Is it possible to apply for cancellation of a model/design filed in a secret form?
- Not applicable.

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