Patents can be granted for industrial property objects such as:
- Inventions & Utility models
- Industrial Designs
- The subject matters which can be regarded as inventions or utility models are as follows:
- microorganism strains
- the use of devices, methods, substances and microorganism strains for the new purpose.
The term of validity of the patent for invention is 20 years since the filing date of an application, and the term is 10 years for utility models.