Industrial Design

Bahrain

BASIC FACTS

Registrable Designs as per the Act
Followings are the Registrable subject matter for Industrial Design protection: 1. An arrangement of colours or lines which gives a distinctive appearance to an industrial or handicraft object.
Designs not Registrable
Industrial Design protection excludes the following: 1. Designs the use of which may undermine public order or offend public morality. 2. Designs which
Non-convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
Utility Model Protection is provided under Industrial Design
No
Type of Application
N/A
Requirement for Novelty
N/A
Time Period
15 Years
Effective Date
Priority Date

PROSECUTION

Number of Views Required
3 (minimum)
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Apostille
Deed of Assignment
Apostille
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Notarized
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Copy
Declaration of Use
No
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
Yes
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
1-2 Years
Deadline to File the Reply
1 Month
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
6-9 Months
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
1-2 Years
Deadline to File the Reply
1 Month
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
No
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
6-9 Months
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
12 Months
Applicability of Publication
No
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
N/A

OPPOSITION

Opposition Period
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A

RENEWAL

First Renewal will be due in the year
10th year
Subsequent Renewal will be due in the year
11th Year
Grace Period
No
Time Frame for payment of Renewal before Due Date
6 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
N/A
Power of Attorney
Apostille
Registration Certificate
N/A
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A

RECORDALS

Recordals are Permissible for pending Application
Yes
Time Frame for Issuance of Certificate
N/A
Change of Name / Legal form / Address
Power of Attorney Apostille
Certified copy of extract from Registrar of Companies, with required translation Apostille
Assignment
Power of Attorney Apostille
Deed of Assignment Apostille
Merger
Power of Attorney Apostille
Deed of Merger Apostille
License
Power of Attorney Apostille
License Agreement Apostille