European Union
United Arab Emirates
Patents (including Plant Variety Protection)
35. Please explain how your legislation explicitly ensures that a proposed user has made efforts to obtain authorization from the right holder on reasonable commercial terms and conditions and that such efforts have not been successful within a reasonable period of time. In this context, how do you define "reasonable period of time". Please also explain how your legislation ensures that the use of a compulsory licence shall be authorised predominantly for the supply to the domestic market of the Member authorizing such use.
The amendment to Article 23 of the Patent Law will introduce the condition that the applicant for licensing should prove that he exerted, within a reasonable period of time, efforts for obtaining a license from the patent holder with a reasonable compensation and under reasonable commercial conditions. Article 24 of the Patent Law excludes explicitly the right to import the product from the rights conferred to the beneficiary of compulsory licence.