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Mr. S. Harbinson (Hong Kong)
C Implementation of Article 70.8
38. The representative of Uruguay introduced document IP/N/1/URY/1 and said that, since 1 January 1995, patent applications under Article 70.8 had been received for pharmaceutical and agricultural chemical products; only process inventions in these areas were patentable under the current Uruguayan patent law. Under Uruguayan law, the provisions of Article 70.8 were directly included in domestic legislation and the obligation under this provision had been met on 30 December 1994 by the issuance of a resolution of the National Directorate of Industrial Property, under which applications under Article 70.8 could be filed with the authority responsible for patents, the National Directorate of Industrial Property under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, as of 1 January 1995. The requirements for these applications were exactly the same as those which applied in respect of patent applications for any other types of products. In accordance with Article 70.8, the applications in question could be filed in order to determine priority of filing but would obviously not be granted until the law would stipulate the types of products concerned as patentable subject matter in Uruguay.