Following the recent publication of the Implementing Regulations of Law no. 1 of 2004 concerning patents and utility models, the Patent Office in Bahrain introduced examination fees and announced an increase in all the official fees relating to patent prosecution.

By way of background, the protection term is 20 years from the international filing date, and annuities must be paid on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable after grant. A grace period of six months for late payment is observed.

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