Patents: Bahrain

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Novelty Requirements : Yes – taking into consideration any specifications previously lodged with the Bahraini Patent Office or any Patent previously registered.

Claiming priority : Yes – within 6 months

Examination : Yes – to compliance with formalities & patentability.

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Opposition : Yes – within 60 days as of publication Date

Protection Period : 20 Years – as of filing date or priority date

Annuity Payments : Annually

Grace Period for Annuity payments : 6 Months with late payment fees.

 

Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. A simply signed power of attorney stamped with the company's seal (MUST be submitted with the application).
  2. The full particulars of the applicant.
  3. A Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation OR an Extract from the Commercial Register legalized up to Bahraini Consulate OR Apostille (can be submitted within 90 days).
  4. One copy of English specifications and claims along with Arabic translation.
  5. One set of Drawings (MUST be submitted with the application).
  6. An Abstract of the Invention of no more than 200 words, together with explanatory diagram (MUST be submitted with the application).
  7. A Deed of Assignment legalized up to Bahraini Consulate OR Apostille (MUST be submitted with the application).
  8. A certified copy of Priority documents – if claimed (MUST be submitted with the application).

 

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