The applicable condition receives the name of applicability. What is applicable, meanwhile, is what should or can be applied (to put on, to put on, to use).
Take the case of industrial applicability. So that an invention can get patented, must be applicable: that is, have applicability. On the other hand, it has to be novel (since no one had done it before) and possess inventive step (not obvious).
Applicability thus appears as a requirement in several laws. The idea in question must be capable of being manufactured, which means that it must be fully and clearly described so that an expert is in a position to put it into practice and translate it into practice.
Suppose someone tries to patent a process that contradicts the laws of the physical. This particularity means that the project lacks industrial applicability and, therefore, cannot be patented.
The notion of direct applicability, on the other hand, it is used within the framework of the European Union (EU). This applicability refers to the aptitude of an act of law for its integration into the legal system of the countries that make up the bloc and to generate legal consequences without the requirement of filing a national regulation.
In a broad sense, it can be said that applicability is associated with the possibility of specify a plan or materialize an idea. If a theoretical or ideal conception cannot be produced or executed in the real world, it has no applicability.
Imagine that a group of scientists develops a proposal to grow nutritious food in a poor, desert region. The applicability of the initiative depends on the probability of the development of the species in question.