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Patents Act, 2003 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­

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Republic of Ghana

The six hundred and fifty-seventh


of the parliament of the republic of ghana

Patents Act, 2003

  • Published by Government Gazette on 31 December 2003
  • Assented to on 31 December 2003
  • Commenced on 31 December 2003
AN ACT to provide for the protection of inventions and other related matters.BE IT ENACTED by Parliament as follows:


1. Definitions of Patents and Inventions.

(1)Patent means the title granted to protect an invention.
(2)Invention means an idea of an inventor which permits in practice the solution to a specific problem in the field of technology.
(3)An invention may be, or may relate to, a product or a process.

2. Matter Excluded from Patent Protection.

The following inventions, even if they are inventions within the meaning of section 1, are excluded from patent protection:(a)discoveries, scientific theories and mathematical methods;(b)schemes, rules or methods for doing business, performing purely mental acts or playing games;(c)methods for trea…

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