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Bahrain: Accession to the Budapest Treaty Soon
March 7, 2012
The Kingdom of Bahrain approved the country’s accession to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure. A new Law (Law No. 4 of 2012) was issued in this regard on February 6, 2012.
This means that the authorities in Bahrain are now required to deposit the instrument of accession to WIPO. This process may take around 4 months. We will keep you updated in due course.
By way of background, the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure now has a total of 75 contracting member states. Contracting member states from our region include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, India, Oman, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.
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