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Trademarks

General Information
  • Classification - 11th edition — Single class filing
  • Search - Possible for word and device marks
  • Examination - Formality, substantive and relative grounds
  • Opposition period - 60 days from publication date
  • Extension of time - Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
  • Use - Not mandatory, but non-use exposes the mark to cancellation actions interested parties

Filing Requirements
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • An Extract from the Commercial Register of the applicant or a Certificate of Incorporation (reflecting the company activity), duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • A certified copy of the priority document in case of claiming priority.

Renewal
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.

Assignment
  • A Power of Attorney from the Assignee legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • A Deed of Assignment duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • An Extract from the Commercial Register or a Certificate of Incorporation of the Assignee legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.

Merger
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • Merger document duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate reflecting the new name or address.
  • A Certificate of change of name or address duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.

License
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • A License document duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.

Change of Name or Address
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate reflecting the new name or address.
  • A Certificate of change of name or address duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.

Sound Mark
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • An Extract from the Commercial Register of the applicant or a Certificate of Incorporation (reflecting to company activity), duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • Musical note composition of the sound mark.
  • A Compact Disk containing the music piece in MP3 audio file or any other compatible format.

Patents

General Information
  • Search - Suspended
  • Examination - Formality and substantive
  • Publication - Published in the official gazette after grant
  • Opposition period - 60 days from grant and publication of patent
  • Annuities - Paid annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable after grant. A grace period of 6 months is allowed for late payment with an extra charge
  • Term of protection - 20 years from the international filing date

Filing Requirements
  • National Patent Application -
  • A notarized Power of Attorney (If the applicant is Bahraini Nationality or resident) /A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate (If the applicant nonresident).
  • A Deed of Assignment from the inventor(s) duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate (notarized for resident).
  • An Extract from the applicant’s entry on the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation.
  • The priority document. If the said document is in a language other than English, an English and a certified Arabic translation of the same must be provided thereof.
  • Specification, abstract, claims and drawings in English, together with a certified Arabic translation.
  • Certificate of Deposit of microorganism culture if the application is related to microorganisms.
  • Documents indicating that the inventor got the genetic resource or traditional knowledge legally (if the application is related to genetic resources or traditional knowledge).
  • PCT Patent Application -
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate
  • A Deed of Assignment from the inventor(s), duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • A copy of the priority document. If the said document is in a language other than English, an English and a certified Arabic translation of the same must be provided thereof.
  • Specification, abstract, claims and drawings in English, together with a certified Arabic translation.
  • PCT documents Publication Sheet and Search and Examination Reports. (Optional)
  • Certificate of Deposit of microorganism culture if the application is related to microorganisms.
  • Documents indicating that the inventor got the genetic resource or traditional knowledge legally (if the application is related to genetic resources or traditional knowledge).

Assignment
  • A Power of Attorney from the Assignee duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • A Deed of Assignment duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.

Industrial designs

General Information
  • Term of protection - 10 years from filing date
  • Examination - Formality, novelty and industrial applicability
  • Annuities - A maintenance fee is due annually on the date of first publication. There is a 6-month grace period for late payment of annuities with an extra charge
  • Application with multiple figures - Acceptable for up to 50 figures

Filing Requirements
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • A Deed of Assignment from the designer(s), duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • An Extract from the applicant’s entry on the Commercial Register or Articles of Incorporation, or Association, also legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • A certified copy of the priority document. If the said document is in a language other than English, an English translation of the same must be provided thereof, together with an Arabic translation.
  • Three representations of the design.

Assignment
  • A Power of Attorney from the Assignee duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • A Deed of Assignment duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.
  • An Extract from the Commercial Register or Certificate of Incorporation of the applicant, duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.

Change of Name or Address
  • A Power of Attorney duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate reflecting the new name or address.
  • A Certificate of change of name or address duly legalized by Apostille OR the Bahraini Consulate.



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