Bhutan Local Governance

What is Patent?

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.
Any person may make an application for a patent either alone or jointly with another person. The word "person" is not limited to natural persons and thus also includes, for example, a company.
granted for a limited period, generally 20 years.! 
A patent protection gives the owner of the patent the exclusive right to stop others from manufacturing, using and/or selling the owner's invention in Bhutan without the owner's consent or permission.