An amended proposal for a Council Directive on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions (COM(92) 589 final) was submitted to the Council by the Commission on 16.12.1992. The text of the original proposal (OJ No C 10 of 13.10.1989) is set out in parallel with that of the amended proposal. Substantial amendments cover the Preamble; patentability of biological material; compulsory licences; deposit, access and re-deposit of biological material; reversal of the burden of proof concerning patented processes; final provisions.
Policy making and guidelines
18 May 1994