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Custom Recordal of IPRs in Bahrain

Bahrain

Custom Recordal of IPRs
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No
No
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Currently, there is no formal recordal system for trademarks with the Bahraini Customs. However, the Customs officials do occasionally notify a brand owner proactively if they suspect that a shipment of goods may be counterfeit. In such cases, the notification is sent to the brand owner's trademark filing agent in Bahrain.
No
No
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No
The customs department/authority suspends the clearance of imported goods after the civil proceeding is decided in favour of the rights holder that the goods are infringing.
Given that successful Customs seizures in Bahrain require the brand owner to incur the costs of bringing civil proceedings, it is rare that brand owners choose this option.
Yes
Yes
There is no such timeline; the institution of suit is, although, taken as the first step for establishing the true nature of alleged goods.
No
No
No
N/A
The goods may be destroyed, depending on the decision of the Court and the order issued.
It is the choice of the IP rights holder whether to resort to court proceedings or not.
The Court order issued in the case has to be presented to the authority.
Yes, since there is no recordal system as such, the same shall be put in place for better enforcement.
Yes
Destruction of goods
No