Biotechnology-related intellectual property law of Iran

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Author: Mohammad Rasekh
Date: July-September 2009
Publisher: Avicenna Research Institute
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,485 words

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In this study, an attempt has been made to expound the Iranian law of intellectual property in relation to biotechnology. The most important themes studied are patents, industrial designs and trade marks. The latest relevant piece of legislation concerning the subject matters was passed in March 2008. However, the history of laws and regulations in this field goes back to early twentieth century (i.e. 1925). In this review, on the basis of the latest law passed in 2008, the topics explored are the responsible authority, patentable items and criteria, excluded items, registration procedure, rights conferred and sanctions. At the end, an attempt is made to put forward a few points as an analysis of the above Law from a critical point of view. Keywords: Biotechnology, Industrial design, Iran IP law, Patent, Trade mark, IP rights

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A213231979