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Bahrain

  • International Country Code:

    BH
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Bahraini dinar (BHD)

Intellectual property protection in Bahrain

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Bahrain general info

The Kingdom of Bahrain, also known as Bahrain, is an island country consisting of Bahrain Island, located between the Qatar peninsula and the north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, and some 30 smaller islands. The latest estimate shows that the population of Bahrain amounts to 1,595,046 residing on the total land area of 765.3 square kilometres (295.5 sq mi). Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy headed by the king.

 

IP Legal Base in Bahrain

Law No. 1 of 2004 on Patents and Utility Models
Law No. 6 of 2006 on Industrial Designs and Models
Law No. 6 of 2014 approving the Trademarks Law of the Gulf Cooperation Council States (Gulf Cooperation Council)

 

International organizations/agreements

Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Trademark Law Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Patent Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

 

Patent Office Contact Details

Industrial Property Directorate
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism
P.O. Box 5479
Manama
Kingdom of Bahrain
Phone: (+973) 175 74 920
Fax: (+973) 175 36 479
Email: ip@moic.gov.bh    
www.moic.gov.bh/en

 

IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Bahrain are available in the fee calculator.

 

Brief summary is based on the information provided by NJQ & Associates on 02.01.2019 
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Bahraini IP Laws.

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