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When may a patent not be granted?

Article 4 of the Saudi Arabian Patent Law states the following:

"(a) The protection document shall not be granted if its commercial exploitation violates the Shari'ah (Islamic law).

(b) The protection document shall not be granted if its commercial exploitation is harmful to life, to human, animal or plant health, or is substantially harmful to the environment."

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