MANAMA – This is to advise that the Trademark Office in the Industrial Property Department inside the Ministry of Industry and Trade are accepting trademark applications for sound marks according to Circulation number 14/23-3 dated 18 November 2014 as of that date.
The requirements to file a sound mark are:
- Musical note composition of the sound mark;
- Compact Disk containing the music piece in MP3 audio file or any other compatible format, and
- Power of attorney legalised by the Consulate of Bahrain or appostilled, and
- Copy of certificate of incorporation and extract from the commercial register.
The applicable trademark law of Bahrain on traditional trademark applications is also applicable to sound mark applications. A modified trademark application form is made available for this purpose.
The sound mark is examined as any other application; after acceptance the mark will be published in the Official Gazette with the musical composition printed in the space made available for the print of the mark, and a copy of the audio format of the sound mark can be obtained from the Industrial Property Department for opposition purposes.
Should you need more clarifications, please contact [email protected].