The Patent Office in Bahrain recently announced that it will begin receiving and processing patent applications in electronic form.
The e-portal allows for the submission of application forms electronically along with soft copies of the required documents such as the power of attorney, assignment from inventors, and Arabic translation.
We are pleased to announce that our Bahrain Office utilized the system as soon as it became available and were the first to submit an e-application. We expect this online system to pave the way for smoother patent filing procedures in Bahrain.
Other jurisdictions in the Arabian Gulf that previously implemented electronic filing for patent applications are Saudi Arabia, the regional office of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the United Arab Emirates, and most recently Qatar.