Estados Unidos de América
Patentes (incluida la protección de variedades vegetales)
17. Please describe in detail the way in which the patent law of Fiji implements Article 27 of the TRIPS Agreement, indicating any exceptions provided for, and including details regarding the protection for micro-organisms and non-biological and microbiological processes and plant varieties. Please cite to the relevant provisions of the law.
Under section 5 of the Patent Laws, the exceptions are: (a) if the invention is of no utility; (b) if the invention at the time of presenting the petition was not a new invention; (c) if the petitioner is not the true and first inventor thereof; or (d) if the petition or any specification contains a wilfully false statement. The only other exception is pharmaceuticals as provided in section 3A of the Patents (Amendment) Act 2002.