TRADE RELATED ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (TRIPS)

SECTION 5: PATENTS

Article 33 – Term of Protection

The term of protection available shall not end before the expiration of a period of twenty years counted from the filing date. 8

8. It is understood that those Members which do not have a system of original grant may 
provide that the term of protection shall be computed from the filing date in the system of original grant.

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