Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. 15 of 2005)

Year of Version:2005
Date of Text (Enacted):April 4, 2005
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Genetic Resources, Patents (Inventions), Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:The Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 is the third of three amendments to the Patents Act of 1970, to bring India’s patent regime into compliance with the WTO TRIPS Agreement. It extends the product patent protection to the areas of pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals.

This Act contains provisions relating to patent and traditional knowledge (see Art. 23(1)(k) & Art. 23(2)(k)), and genetic resources (see Art. 10 & 25).
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Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. 15 of 2005) Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. 15 of 2005), Complete document (pdf) [881 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:IN018