An invention is new if it is not anticipated by prior art.

Prior art shall consist of everything disclosed to the public, anywhere in the world, by publication in tangible form or by oral disclosure, by use or in any other way, prior to the filing or, where appropriate, the priority date, of the application claiming the invention.

The inventions, the commercial exploitation in the Kingdom of Cambodia of which would be contrary to public order or morality, or would not be protected human, animal or plant life or health, or would cause serious prejudice to the environment, or prohibited by law, are excluded from patentability.