This Law shall be known as “The Patent Law for the Year 1999,” and shall come into force thirty days after its publication in the Official Gazette.
The following words and phrases, wherever mentioned in this Law, shall have the meanings designated hereunder, unless otherwise indicated by context:
Ministry: Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Minister: Minister of Industry and Trade.
Invention: Any inventive idea reached by an inventor, in any of the fields of technology, which is related to a product, or a process, or to both, which provides a practical solution to a particular problem in any of the said fields.
Patent: The certificate granted for the protection of the invention.
Patentee: The natural or juridical person who is granted a Patent.
Register: The Patents Register.
Registrar: The Patents Registrar in the Ministry.