Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Patent Act_16

Does grant of a patent in one country affect its grant or refusal in another country?

Each country is free to grant or refuse a patent on the bases of scrutiny by its patent office. This means that granting a patent in one country of the Union does not force other countries to grant the patent for the same invention. Also, the refusal of the patent in one country does not mean that it will be terminated in all the countries.

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