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Article 27.1 obliges members to grant patent protection to products and processes in all fields of technology. The effects of the regulation can hardly be overestimated. The subject matter of this chapter may be specified as a certain mode of influence on a certain material in order to create a specific product. Irrespective of Article 27.2 and 3, this involves all fields of technology including mechanical, electronic, and biological and chemical processes. The trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) agreement does not object to demonstrating the specificity and distinctiveness of the product by means of an indirect description or a description that contains the manufacturing process for the specification of the product only. The distinction between product patents and process patents pursuant to Article 27.1 may not serve as an indication that the protection of such specified products is limited to defining the process of manufacture.

Keywords: agreement; patents; process; product



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