“Trade mark” means any visible sign serving to distinguish the goods of one enterprise from those of another enterprise.
“Service Mark” means any visible sign serving to distinguish the services of one enterprise from those of another enterprise.
“Trade Name” means the name or designation identifying the enterprise of a natural or legal person.
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An invention is patentable if it is new, involves an inventive step and is industrially applicable.
An invention is new if it is not anticipated by prior art.
Prior art shall consist of -
(a) everything disclosed to the public, anywhere in the world, by written publication, oral disclosure, use or in any other way, prior to the filing or, where appropriate, priority date of the patent application claiming the invention ;
(b) the contents of patent application made in Sri Lanka having an earlier filing or, where appropriate, priority date than the patent application referred to in paragraph (a), to extent that such contents are included in the patent granted on the basis of the said patent application made in Sri Lanka.
An invention shall be considered as involving an inventive step if, having regard to the prior art relevant to the patent application claiming the invention, such inventive step would not have been obvious to a person having ordinary skill in the art.
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Any composition of lines or colours or any three dimensional form, whether or not associated with lines or colours, that gives a special appearance to a product of industry or handicraft and is capable of serving as a pattern for a product of industry or handicraft shall be deemed to be an industrial design Provided that anything in an industrial design which serves solely to obtain a technical result shall not be protected as industrial design.
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“Geographical Indication” means an indication which identifies any goods as originating in the territory of a country, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.
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