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Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 1998 on the Legal Protection of biotechnological inventions

Year of current version:1998
Date of entry into force of original text:July 30, 1998
Date of Text (Enacted):July 6, 1998
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Genetic Resources, Patents (Inventions), Traditional Knowledge (TK)
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English

Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 1998 on the Legal Protection of biotechnological inventions Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 1998 on the Legal Protection of biotechnological inventions, Complete document (pdf) [109 KB] Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 1998 on the Legal Protection of biotechnological inventions, Complete document (htm) [40 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Directive 98/44/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 6 juillet 1998 relative à la protection juridique des inventions biotechnologiques Directive 98/44/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 6 juillet 1998 relative à la protection juridique des inventions biotechnologiques, Complete document (pdf) [117 KB] Directive 98/44/CE du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 6 juillet 1998 relative à la protection juridique des inventions biotechnologiques, Complete document (htm) [47 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:EU036

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