Undisclosed Information
7. Does your legislation provide for exceptions to this protection of undisclosed information? If so, please explain under what conditions would such exceptions apply?
Yes. The exception to undisclosed information operates in circumstances, where it is necessary to protect the public or unless measures steps have been taken to ensure that the data are protected against unfair commercial use In addition this provision in the Industrial Property Act 2014 is in line with Article 39.1 of the TRIPS Agreement. The relevant authority in Seychelles is therefore responsible for ensuring that any exceptions being provided against the protection of undisclosed information is necessary to protect the public or whether measures have been taken to protect the data against unfair commercial use.