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Bahrain: Substantial Increase in Official Fees Effective May 29, 2016

Pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 65 of 2016 approving the Implementing Regulations of the GCC Trademark Law, the official fees for trademark related matters have increased significantly across the board in comparison to their current level. The new official fees for filing through registration of a trademark have increased to BHD 650 (approximately $1,722 USD).   The new rates for Official Fees became effective as of May 29, 2016, and will be applied on all new as well as retroactively for pending trademark applications.

Additionally, an electronic Official Gazette (eOG) has been introduced which will be published every Thursday of each month.  The eOG will be available in English and Arabic.  This electronic version will contain the particulars of each accepted trademark application and a representative drawing, along with a list of cancelled registrations.