Sri Lanka Patent Law

Sri Lanka is signatory of the key international treaties regarding patents, including TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights), the Paris Convention and the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Patent protection is afforded for the standard 20 years. Domestic and international protection is available through the Sri Lankan National Intellectual Property Office and patent rights are enforceable in the Commercial High Court.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What cannot be patented in Sri Lanka?
What are the patent enforcement mechanisms in Sri Lanka?
What international treaties apply in Sri Lanka?
How can international patent protection be obtained?
How can international patent protection be enforced in practice?


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