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Bahrain: Revision of Formalities

February 12, 2011

The Bahraini Trademark and Patent Office has recently announced that only powers of attorney that are legalized up to any Arab consulate will be accepted. This means that simply signed powers will no longer be admissible in support of trademark, patent and design applications.

Trademark Application

1. Power of attorney, legalized.
2. Copy of certificate of home or any foreign application or registration, certified; or certificate of incorporation, legalized; or certificate from the chamber of commerce indicating the nature of business, legalized.
3. Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified.
4. 3 prints of the mark for each application.
All the above documents must be submitted at the time of filing.
 

Patent Application

1. Power of attorney, legalized.
2. Certificate of incorporation, legalized.
3. Abstract of the invention in English and Arabic.
4. Technical specifications of the invention in English and Arabic.
5. Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified.

Items 1, 3, and 4 must be submitted at the time of filing. Items 2 and 5 may be submitted within 3 months from filing date. 

Design Application

1. Power of attorney, legalized.
2. Copy of home or any foreign registration, certified.
3. 3 representation of the design.
4. Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified.
5. Description of the design.

All the above documents must be submitted at the time of filing.

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