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Decree-Law No. 3 implementing Directive 98/44/EC on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions.

Country
Type of law
Legislation
Source

Abstract
Pursuant to the principles laid down in Directive 98/44/EC, this Decree-Law sets out provisions concerning the legal protection of biotechnological inventions. In particular, it specifies patentability conditions. Inventions which are new, involve an inventive step and are susceptible of industrial application may be patentable as long as they meet the requirements specified in this Decree-Law. Further provisions describe the procedure to be followed by the Italian Patent Office to assess the patentability of inventions.
Date of text
Notes
The Decree-Law was turned into Law by adopting Law No. 78 of 22 February 2006.
Repealed
No
Serial Imprint
Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana No. 58, 10 March 2006.
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No
Original title
Decreto-legge n. 3 recante attuazione della direttiva 98/44/CE in materia di protezione giuridica delle invenzioni biotecnologiche.