Biotechnological Inventions Directive

Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 1998 on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions

 

Preamble

 

Chapter I - Patentability

Article 1 - In relation to other legislation

Article 2 - Definitions

Article 3 - Patentable

Article 4 - Not patentable

Article 5 - The human body

Article 6 - Contrary to public order or morality

Article 7 - European Group on Ethics

 

 

Chapter II - Scope of protection

Article 8 - Protection of biological material

Article 9 - Protection of genetic information

Article 10 - Propagation or multiplication of biological material

Article 11 - Sale of propagating material

 

Chapter III - Compulsory cross-licensing

Article 12 - Compulsory license

 

Chapter IV - Deposit, access and re-deposit of a biological material

Article 13 - Deposit and access of biological material

Article 14 - Re-deposit of a biological material

 

Chapter V - Final provisions

Article 15 - Implementation

Article 16 - Reports

Article 17 - Entry into force

Article 18 - Addressees

 

Disclaimer

Text in force at 01-01-2019. The text can be verified at EUR-LEX. Titles of articles have been added for convenience, but are lacking in the official text, IP-PorTal.