European Union
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Patents (including Plant Variety Protection)
28. Please describe how micro-organisms, non-essentially biological processes, microbiological processes and plant varieties are protected in your legislation. Please explain, in this respect, the relevant sections of your legislation.
Section 10(3)(b) provides that a patent shall not be granted in respect of an invention if the commercial exploitation of the invention in Saint Kitts and Nevis would be prejudicial to human, animal or plant life or health. Section 10(3)(c) also excludes inventions that are prejudicial to the environment from patentability.