Bahrain

classification
CLASSIFICATION
11th edition – single class application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of incorporation, with an Apostille certification/legalized; or certificate from the chamber of commerce indicating the nature of business, with an Apostille certification/legalized
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • All the documents must be submitted at the time of filing
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Published and granted patents may be searched by title, abstract, inventor(s), priority information, subject matter and patentee(s) name
opposition
OPPOSITION
60 days from grant and publication of patent
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, unity and compliance
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable after grant. 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge
publications
PUBLICATION
Published in the official gazette after grant
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, with Apostille certification, along with drawings
  • Assignment from inventors with Apostille certification
  • Complete specifications in English
  • Copy of International Application and publication
  • Copy of the International Search Report
  • Complete specifications in Arabic
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty and industrial applicability
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Admissible for up to 50 figures
annuities
RENEWAL
A maintenance fee is due annually on the date of first publication.
There is a 6-month grace period for late payment with a surcharge

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized 
  • Copy of home or any foreign registration, legalized
  • Representation of the design
  • Description of the design
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, legalized

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Berne Convention, Brussels Convention, Hague Convention, Paris Convention, Patent Law Treaty, Rome Convention, Trademark Law Treaty, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances & Phonograms Treaty, Madrid Protocol, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Nice Agreement, GCC Patent Law

Bahrain Tower, Al-Khalifa Road Manama, Bahrain

P.O. Box 21013

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T. +973 17 210 301
F. +973 17 224 699
E. bahrain@sabaip.com
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