Bahrein, Reino de
Observancia de los derechos de propiedad intelectual
7. Please indicate remedies provided by your legislation, which constitute effective determents to infringements of intellectual property rights.
Criminal Sanctions: All draft Laws of IPRs provide for criminal sanctions against infringement of all categories of IPRs. The penalty for all infringements of the various IPRs is the same. It is a fine between BD 500 to BD 2,000 or a prison term between three months and one year or both fine and imprisonment. If the offender repeats the offence, the upper limits of both the fine and imprisonment are doubled and in addition the court may order the business premises, at which the offence was facilitated, to be closed for a period between 15 days to 6 months and to order the verdict to be published in at least one local daily newspaper at the expense of the convicted offender. In all cases the court has the authority to order the goods that have been found to be infringing to be forfeited and destroyed. This also applies to materials and implements used for the infringement.