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The Patents Regulations 2000

Year of Version:2000
Date of Entry into Force:July 28, 2000
Date of Text (Issued):July 27, 2000
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Genetic Resources, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection
The Patents Regulations 2000 amend the Patents Act 1977 in order to make provision for the implementation of Articles 1 to 11 of the Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 1998 on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions and for the implementation of article 27(2) of the Agreement of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
Regulations 3 to 8 of the Patent Regulations 2000 provide for the amendments to the following sections of the Patents Act 1977:
- Section 1 (patentable inventions);
- Section 60 (meaning of infringement);
- Insertion of a new section 76A (biotechnological inventions) after section 76;
-Section 125A (disclosure of invention by specification: availability of samples of micro-organisms);
- Insertion of the words 'biological material” & “biotechnological invention” in proper alphabetical order into section 130;
- Insertion of Schedule A1 (established under Section 60(5)(g)) and Schedule A2 (established under Section 76A) of the Patents Act 1977.

The text of the Patents Regulations 2000 is subject to Crown copyright protection (@ Crown copyright 2000).
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