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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
C Implementation of Article 70.8
37. In introducing document IP/N/1/TUR/1, the representative of Turkey said that the Turkish Patent Institute was the responsible agency for the processing of patent applications for pharmaceutical products and processes. The present Turkish patent law excluded patent protection of pharmaceutical processes and products. Since agricultural chemical products and processes were protectable under the current law, there was no need to subject these to the provisions enacted in pursuance of Article 70.8 of the TRIPS Agreement; those provisions would only be applied in respect of pharmaceutical processes and products for animal and human health. Turkey had started receiving patent applications under these provisions as of 1 January 1995 and, as of today, more than 50 applications had been received.