Patents (Amendment) Act, 1999
|Year of Version:||1999|
|Date of Text (Enacted):||March 26, 1999|
|Type of Text:||Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature|
|Subject Matter:||Patents (Inventions)|
|Notes:||The Patents (Amendment) Act, 1999 is the first of three amendments to the Patents Act of 1970 to bring India’s patent regime into compliance with the WTO TRIPs Agreement. It provides for the filing of applications (date stamping) for product patents in the areas of drugs, pharmaceuticals, and agro-chemicals even though such patents were not yet allowed at the time this Act was passed.|
This Act has retrospective effect from January 1, 1995.
|WIPO Lex No.:||IN030|