Unión Europea
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Patentes (incluida la protección de variedades vegetales)
23. Please describe how your legislation defines the notions of: novelty, inventiveness and industrial application.
Article 4 of the Patent Law No. 44 defines the invention as a result of an innovative idea or an innovative improvement on a patented invention. Both the idea and the improvement should be scientifically founded. An invention could be considered under the above-mentioned article as industrially applicable if it can be applied or used in any kind of industry, which should be understood broadest senses and includes agriculture, hunting, handicraft and services.