CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY
Section 3(2) In this Act:
“patent” means a document issued to grant protection for an invention or a design under the provisions in Chapters 2 and 3 of this Act;
“petty patent” means a document issued to grant protection for an invention under the provisions in Chapter 3 bis of this Act;
“invention” means any innovation or invention which creates a new product or process, or any improvement of a known product or process;
“process” means any method, art or process of producing, maintaining or improving the quality of a product, including the application of such process;
“design” means any form or composition of lines or colors which gives a special appearance to a product and can serve as a pattern for a product of industry or handicraft;
“patent owner” includes the transferee of a patent;
“petty patent owner” includes the transferee of a petty patent;
“Board” means the “Board of Patents”;
“Competent Officer” means a person appointed by the Minister to act under this Act;
“Director-General” means the Director-General of the Department of Intellectual Property, including any person who is designated by him;
“Minister” means the Minister having charge and control of the execution of this Act.
Section 4 The Minister of Commerce shall have the charge and control of the execution of the Act and shall have power to appoint competent officers and issue Ministerial Regulations prescribing fees not exceeding those fixed in the list attached to this Act, exempting any part or whole fee and prescribing other procedures for the execution of this Act.
The Ministerial Regulations shall become effective upon their publication in the Government Gazette.