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Patent granted in a country. Can it be enforced in another country?
Is a patent granted in one country enforceable in other countries?
By  ullas ahuja  |  15 Mar 2016  |  Upvotes: 0  | 

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Prateek Kumar
Advocate

No. There is nothing like a global patent or a world patent. Patent rights are essentially territorial in nature and are protected only in a country (or countries) which,has (have) granted these rights. In other words,-for obtaining patent rights in different countries one has to submit patent applications in all the countries of interest for grant of patents. This would entail payment of official fees and associated expenses, like the attorney fees, essential for obtaining patent rights in each country. However, there are some regional systems where by filing one application one could simultaneously obtain patents in the member countries of a regional system; European Patent Office is an example of a similar system.

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