Bahrain

  • International Country Code:

    BH
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Bahraini dinar (BHD)

Trademark in Bahrain

Bahrain
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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Bahrain, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are not possible in Bahrain.

  • Filing requirements in Bahrain

The official language of trademark registration in Bahrain is Arabic. If documents are filed in English, the authorised Arabic translation thereof should be filed within 4 months.

To obtain the date of filing, it is necessary to submit:
- the applicant’s details (including nationality);
- the list of goods and services to which the trademark will be applied;
- a representation of the trademark;
- a copy of the power of attorney.

A certified copy of the Priority Document and its authorised translation should be submitted within 3 months.

The original Power of Attorney should be legalised up to any Arab Consulate. It may submitted within 3 months from filing.

The term for filing a trademark application claiming conventional priority in Bahrain is six months from the priority date.

  • Examination, publication and opposition of a trademark application in Bahrain

Trademark applications in Bahrain undergo formal and substantive examinations. Substantive examination comprises examination of distinctiveness and search for prior trademarks. Oppositions may be filed within 60 days from the publication of a trademark on the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

  • Provisional Refusal

The time limit for the filing of a response to an international registration provisional refusal is 60 days from the date of the refusal. The IP office does not provide for extensions of this term. The language of the response is Arabic. It is necessary to appoint a Bahraini patent attorney for the filing of a response.

  •  Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

Trademarks in Bahrain are valid for a ten-year period from the filing date, subject to renewal every ten years for an unlimited number of times. The renewal fee is to be paid during the year when the registration expires. However, late payment is possible within a grace period of six months together with the payment of a corresponding surcharge.

  • Use requirement

The validity of a trademark registration in Bahrain may be subject to cancellation if it has not been used within five years from registration.

  •  Duration of registration procedure

If the registration process goes smoothly, the approximate time from first filing to registration is 6 months.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform trademark registration in Bahrain through an agent, a registered Bahraini trademark attorney.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by NJQ & Associates on 21.01.2020 
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Bahraini IP Laws.

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