Unión Europea
Bahrein, Reino de
Patentes (incluida la protección de variedades vegetales)
33. Please describe if your legislation provides for limited exceptions to the exclusive rights conferred by a patent. If affirmative, please make a reference to relevant legislation.
Article 13 of the draft Law on Patents and Utility Models provides for limited exceptions to the exclusive rights conferred by a patent whereby the use of a patent does not require the authorization of the patent holder. These are: a) The use of the patent for personal purposes, which are non-commercial and nonindustrial, or for research purposes. b) Where a third party in Bahrain has in good faith made arrangements to exploit in Bahrain the invention the subject of the patent before an application of a patent is filed and without the consent of the patent holder, that third party shall have the right to use the invention for the purposes of its own undertaking and provided that such right shall not be transferable independently of that undertaking. c) Use of the invention on a land vehicle, vessel or aircraft temporarily or accidentally present in Bahrain. d) The use by a third party of the patent during its protection period for manufacturing a pharmaceutical chemical product for the purpose of obtaining governmental approval for the marketing of the product provided that the marketing does not start prior to the expiry of the protection period.