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What are the criteria for patentability in your jurisdiction?
The Eurasian Patent Organisation (EAPO) grants a Eurasian patent for any invention that is new, involves an inventive step and is industrially applicable. The essential criteria do not differ from those used in most advanced patent offices worldwide.
What are the limits on patentability?
The following cannot be patented (if claimed per se):
- scientific theories and mathematical methods;
- presentations of information;
- methods of economic organisation and management;
- symbols, schedules and rules, including game rules;
- methods for performing mental acts;
- algorithms and computer programs;
- projects and plans for structures, buildings and land development; and
- solutions concerning solely the outward appearance of products and aimed at satisfying aesthetic requirements.
Are there restrictions on any other kinds of invention?
A patent will not be granted for:
- plant varieties and animal breeds;
- topology of integrated circuits; and
- inventions whose commercial use would be contrary to public order or morality, or the wellbeing and health of people, animals and plants, or could cause serious damage to the environment.
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