Patent Glossary GH

The patent glossary GH for the letters G and H. So what is the Gatt Agreement?

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

An agreement among industrialized nations that contains the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) provisions. To comply with TRIPs, Congress amended 35 U.S.C. 104 under which proof of date of invention in a foreign country is allowable if the country is a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) country for events after December 8, 1993, or a World Trade Organaization (WTO) country for events after January 1, 1996. MPEP 2138.02.


A German utility patent.


A German design patent. MPEP 201.14(b).


The issuance of a patent; a right given by a patent office to an applicant that allows the grantee (patentee) to prevent anyone else from using the technology defined in the claims of a patent during the term of the patent. MPEP 2501.


The proposed harmonizing of patent laws in different countries to produce essentially one, worldwide patent law.



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