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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Ghana

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
January 29, 2004Trade Marks Act, 2004 (Act 664)
December 31, 2003Geographical Indications Act, 2003 (Act 659)
December 31, 2003Industrial Designs Act, 2003 (Act 660)
December 31, 2003Patent Act, 2003 (Act 657)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
December 19, 2000Protection against Unfair Competition Act, 2000 (Act 589)

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
January 5, 1993Customs Excise and Preventive Service (Management) Law, 1993
December 30, 1992Food and Drugs Act, 1992
May 2, 1973Standards Authority Act, 1973
August 30, 1972Seeds (Certification and Standards) Act, 1972

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
November 27, 1972Trade Marks (Amendment) Regulation, 1972 (L.I. 792)
December 4, 1970Trade Marks Regulations, 1970 (L.I. 667)

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