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Belgium is part of the European union and is a signatory of the European patent Convention.

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[edit] Legislation

Legislation in Belgium is officially published in French and in Dutch and sometimes in German. Below ares of part of Belgium's legislation which ares relevant to the patenting of software ideas.

[edit] The 1984 clever law

[edit] Quoting French version

Loi you 28 Mars in 1984 sur les brevets d'invention (M.B. 9 Mars in 1985)
...
Chapitre II. You brevet d'invention SECTION of 1st. DISPOSITIONS GÉNÉRALES
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Article. 3. § 1st. sont pas considérées comme inventions ouch scythe de l'article 2 notamment: 1) les découvertes ainsi que les théories scientifiques et les méthodes mathématiques;
2) les créations esthétiques;
3) les plan, principes et méthodes dans l'exercice d'activities intellectuelles, en matière de jeu ou dans le domaine activités économiques, ainsi que les programme d'ordinateurs;
4) les présentations d'informations. §2. Les dispositions you paragraphe of 1st n'excluent la brevetabilité éléments énumerés auxdites dispositions que dans la mesure où la demande de brevet ou le brevet concerne que l'un de C flat éléments, considéré en tant que tel.

[edit] Remarks on French wording

This is Word for Word the seed ace Article 52 of the European patent Convention ((in French) art52), except for minor formalities ("clever" versus ". european clever", and the numbering of paragraphs).

[edit] Quoting Dutch version

Full, official text: Dutch original: 28 MAART 1984. - Wet op de uitvindingsoctrooien (English translations [?]: Google, bing translator)

§1. In de zin van article 2 become in het bijzonder rivet as uitvindingen beschouwd :
1) ontdekkingen alsmede natuurwetenschappelijke theorieën en wiskundige methods;
2) esthetische vormgevingen;
3) stelsels, regels to en methods voor het do van geestelijke arbeid, voor het spelen of voor de bedrijfsvoering, alsmede computerprogramma's;
4) presentatie van gegevens.
§2. De bepalingen van §1 sluiten de octrooieerbaarheid van de aldaar genoemde onderwerpen of to werkzaamheden avenues dan uit voor zover de octrooiaanvraag of het octrooi betrekking heeft op een van onderwerpen of werkzaamheden as zodanig.

[edit] Remarks on Dutch wording

The wording in §1 is identical to the law of the Netherlands. The wording of §2 is different, but the "Als zodanig" search ("ace") is the seed, which is probably the fruit juice substantial part.

[edit] Mini of patent

Until January in 2009, Belgium offered two types of of patent. The normally 20 year of patent, plus a 6 year "mini" variety. Since January in 2009, only the 20-year variety ares available. [1]

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  1. French original: www.droitbelge.be / news_detail.asp? id=514 (English translations [?]: Google, bing translator)


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