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Law No. 16 of the Year 2004 relating to the Protection of Geographical Indications

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Year of current version:2004
Date of Text (Enacted):August 14, 2004
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications
Notes:
The notification by Bahrain to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The law defined geographical indications such as names or marks that indicate the origin of the commodity in the province, a region or a particular site if the quality, reputation or other characteristics is essentially attributable to its geographical origin. The law specifies the registration of geographical indications and periods of protection and litigation procedures in the event of a dispute, or contrary to the provisions of this act.'
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Arabic

قانون رقم (16) لعام 2004 بشأن حماية المؤشرات الجغرافية قانون رقم (16) لعام 2004 بشأن حماية المؤشرات الجغرافية, Complete document (pdf) [120 KB]

English

Law No. 16 of the Year 2004 relating to the Protection of Geographical Indications Law No. 16 of the Year 2004 relating to the Protection of Geographical Indications, Complete document (pdf) [88 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:BH015

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