Q: how do I know if a patent has application worldwide or just to a specific country?
If a plant has a patent is there a specific range of application? Is it immediately applied worldwide or is it specific to a country?
Only to a specific country.
A government can grant a patent only within a jurisdiction of its own country. It cannot grant rights to people and businesses outside of its jurisdiction.
However, if someone patents something in one country, generally, another person cannot get a patent for the same thing in another country.
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