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1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? Under the Patent Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, nos. 99/2011, 113/2017 – other act, 95/2018, 66/2019 and 123/2021), in order to obtain patent protection for an invention, the invention must satisfy the basic requirements of novelty, inventive step, and susceptibility…
58. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection?   Patents: The most basic requirements follow from the Norwegian Act relating to patents of 15 December 1967 No. 9 (“the Patents Act”). The Patents Act § 2 stipulate that patent protection may be granted to anyone who has made an invention that…
1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? Patents The three main criteria for obtaining patent protection are novelty, inventive step and industrial application (Article 2 Dutch Patent Act (Rijksoctrooiwet 1995), “DPA“).   Trademarks The basic requirements for obtaining trademark protection are that of a distinctive character of the sign, a…
An outline of the legal situation around patents and trademarks for pharmaceuticals in China. Prepared in association with Fangda Partners, one of China’s most prestigious and well-regarded law firms. This is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: China, which can be purchased here for GBP 119.   1. What are the basic requirements to obtain…
The low-down on the situation regarding patents and trademarks in Canadian pharma. Prepared in association with Fasken, a leading global law firm, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Canada, available to purchase here for GBP 119.   1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? In order to obtain patent…
The low-down on the situation regarding patents & trademarks in Swiss Pharma. Prepared in association with Wenger Plattner, a leading law firm in Switzerland, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Switzerland, available to purchase here for GBP 119.   1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? The…
1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? PATENT To qualify for patent protection, an invention must meet the following basic conditions: Be globally novel; Involve an inventive step; and Have its subject matter capable of industrial application. TRADEMARK To be eligible for protection as a trademark, a mark must be:…
All legal aspects surrounding patents & trademarks in Italian Pharma. Prepared in association with Baker Mckenzie, a leading law firm in Italy, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Italy, available to purchase here for GB 119.   1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? The regulation of Italian…
A legal briefing on patents and trademarks in Argentina. Prepared in association with Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, a leading global law firm, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Argentina, available to purchase here for GBP 119.   1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? Patents To obtain patent protection…
Patents and trademarks in Croatia – a comprehensive legal overview. Prepared in association with Danijel Pribanić, a leading global law firm, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Croatia, available to purchase here for GB 119.   1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? In the territory of…