Bahrain: New Plants Varieties Protection Law Approved

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Bahrain: New Plants Varieties Protection Law Approved

Al Watan, 5 December 2021: Bahrain’s King has approved Bahrain Law No. 31/2021 on the protection of new varieties of plants.

It sets out the relevant definitions and its scope of implementation.

It also covers all the types, kinds and groups of plants which have been subject to a patent.

In addition, it sets out the conditions for a variety of plants to be considered worthy of protection. These include that the plant is new, unique, homogeneous, consistent and is given an acceptable name in line with Article 28 of Bahrain Law No. 31/2021 and Article 29 of Bahrain Law No. 31/2021.

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Benjamin Filaferro