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Bahran: More IP Laws

July 1, 2006

In the scope of their continuous efforts to enforce an outstanding intellectual property protection system, the Bahraini Parliament and the Shura Council have recently approved various intellectual property laws, details of which are summarized in the following table. The regulations implementing those laws are expected to be issued by the Kingdom by year end.

Law Issuance Date Publication Date Official Gazette No. Effective as of
Law no. 11 of 2006 concerning Trademarks May 28, 2006 May 31, 2006 2741 June 01, 2006
Law No. 12 of 2006 amending
Law No. 7 of 2003 concerning Trade Secrets 
May 28, 2006  May 31, 2006 2741 June 01, 2006
Law No. 14 of 2006 amending Law No. 1 of 2004 concerning Patents and Utility Models May 28, 2006 May 31, 2006 2741 June 01, 2006
Law No. 16 of 2006 amending Law No. 16 of 2004 concerning Geographical Indications May 28, 2006 May 31, 2006 2741 June 01, 2006
Law No. 22 of 2006 concerning Copyright and Neighboring Rights Law June 25, 2006 June 28, 2006 2745 June 29, 2006

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