European Union
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Patents (including Plant Variety Protection)
29. Please explain how your legislation protects patent right holders against the importing and against the offering for sale of a patented invention.
Section 32 confers the right on the patent holder to exclusively exploit a patented invention. Section 32(2) provides that the meaning of "exploiting" a patented invention expressly includes importing and offering for sale. Section 40 consequently gives the patent owner the right to institute Court proceedings to seek remedy against any person who infringes his or her rights.