— registration steps –
1. Filing of an application for the invention registration
2. Formal examination
3. Preliminary examination
4. Substantive examination
5. Patent issuance
Validity of a short-term patent for the invention of 6 years. Patent for the invention is valid for 20 years after the initial filing date. It is however possible for applications for pesticides, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals to apply for and receive an extension of 5 years on their patent.