European Union
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Patents (including Plant Variety Protection)
28. Please describe how micro-organisms, non-essentially biological processes, microbiological processes and plant varieties are protected in your legislation. Please explain, in this respect, the relevant actions of your legislation.
As indicated under the responses to questions 23 and 24, by virtue of Article 2(c) and Article 3(d) of the draft Law on Patents and Utility Models, micro-organisms, non-essentially biological processes and microbiological process are patentable. Plant varieties are to be protected by a separate law which is available in a draft form. The draft law on the protection of plant varieties is based on the UPOV model law.