Unión Europea
Bahrein, Reino de
Patentes (incluida la protección de variedades vegetales)
25. Please explain whether your legislation provides for the exclusion of inventions from patentability based on ordre public or morality. If so, please explain the relevant section of your legislation and explain its formulation. Please also explain if it has been applied in practice.
As indicated in the response to question 24, the draft Law on Patents and Utility Models, excludes from Patentability under Article 3(a) inventions the prevention of the commercial exploitation of which is necessary to protect public order or morality. The draft Law does not elaborate on the scope of public order or morality. As the proposed legislation is still in a draft form and hence has not yet been implemented, it is not possible at this stage to explain how the provision is or will be implemented in practice.