European Union
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Copyright and Related Rights
2. Please state how your legislation provides for the protection of the exclusive rights of authors in relation to their literary and artistic works, as specified in Article 9 of the TRIPS Agreement which requires Members to comply with Articles 1-21 of the Borne Convention and the Appendix to the Borne Convention (1971).
The draft Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights will supersede the Copyright Law which was enacted in 1993. The draft Law implements Articles 9 to14 of the TRIPS Agreement. Although not required under the TRIPS Agreement, the draft Law implements Article 6bis of the Berne Convention as Bahrain is party to the said convention. The draft Law also implements many of the provisions of the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty.