TRADE RELATED ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (TRIPS)

SECTION 5: PATENTS

Article 28 – Rights Conferred

1.    A patent shall confer on its owner the following exclusive rights:

(a) where the subject matter of a patent is a product, to prevent third parties not having the owner’s consent from the acts of: making, using, offering for sale, selling, or importing6 for these purposes that product;

(b) where the subject matter of a patent is a process, to prevent third parties not having the owner’s consent from the act of using the process, and from the acts of: using, offering for sale, selling, or importing for these purposes at least the product obtained directly by that process.

2. Patent owners shall also have the right to assign, or transfer by succession, the patent and to conclude licensing contracts.

6. This right, like all other rights conferred under this Agreement in respect of the use, sale, importation
or other distribution of goods, is subject to the provisions of Article 6.

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