The principal legal basis for compulsory licences is the Act on Inventions and Rationalisation Proposals No. 527/1990 Coll., as amended (Czech Patent Act, hereinafter PA). Compulsory
licences are governed by Section 20 PA. The proceedings are governed by Section 22 of the Decree No. 550/1990 Coll., on the procedure in matters of inventions and industrial designs
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Previously published in the European Patent Office publications Patent Enforcement in Europe and Compulsory Licensing.