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Legal Texts Relevant to Genetic Resources

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
September 14, 2000Decision No. 486 Establishing the Common Industrial Property Regime
December 11, 1998Decision No. 448 of December 11, 1998 - Modification to the Eighth Transitory Disposition of Decision 391: Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
July 2, 1996Decision No. 391 Establishing the Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources
November 26, 1994Decision No. 366 Amending the Third Provision of Decision No. 345 (Common Regime for the Protection of Plant Breeders' Rights)
October 27, 2005Law No. 2503 of October 27, 2005, on Access to Genetic Resources and Biochemical -Province of Neuquén
October 3, 1996Law No. 3337 of October 3, 1996, on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity and its Components
September 5, 1994Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994 (consolidated as of April 15, 2013)
April 28, 2005Law of April 28, 2005 modifying the Law of March 28, 1984 on Patents in particular the Patentability on Biotechnological Inventions
August 4, 2003The Biodiversity Act of Bhutan of 2003
December 19, 2013Law No. 459 on Ancestral Traditional Bolivian Medicine
August 2, 2002Biological Diversity Act
January 24, 1991Law No. 19.039 on Industrial Property (Consolidated as 2012)
March 12, 1984Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China (as amended up to the Decision of December 27, 2008, regarding the Revision of the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China)
November 21, 2008Law No. 8686 amending, adding or repealing various Rules governing Matters pertaining to Intellectual Property
March 25, 2008Law No. 8632 on Amendments of various Articles of Law No. 7978 on Trademarks and other Distinctive Signs, Law No. 6867 on Patents, Industrial Designs and Utility Models, and Law No. 7788 on Biodiversity
November 29, 1977Law No. 6172, Indigenous Law
October 15, 2003Patent Act and Acts on amending and supplementing the Patent Act (OG Nos. 173/2003, 87/2005, 76/2007, 30/2009, 128/2010, 49/2011 & 76/2013)
December 23, 1987The Consolidated Act on Plants
December 20, 1967The Consolidate Patents Act; Publication of the Patents Act, cf. Consolidated Act No. 366 of June 9, 1998 as amended by Act No. 412 of May 31, 2000)
May 8, 1998Intellectual Property Law (Consolidation No. 2006-13)
June 2, 2002Law No. 82 of 2002 on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
December 8, 2005Plant Propagation and Plant Variety Rights Act (as amended up to Act RT I, 09.11.2011, 3)
March 16, 1994Patent Act (Act No. RT I 1994, 25, 406, as last amended by Act No. RT I, 28.12.2011,1)
March 16, 1994Utility Model Act (as amended up to Act RT I, 28.12.2011, 1)
February 27, 2006Access to Genetic Resources and Community Knowledge, and Community Rights Proclamation No. 482/2006
February 27, 2006Plant Breeders' Right Proclamation No. 481/2006
March 12, 2001Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament & of the Council of 12 March 2001 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms & repealing Council Directive 90/220/EEC
July 6, 1998Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 1998 on the Legal Protection of biotechnological inventions
December 9, 1996Council Regulation (EC) No. 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein
July 1, 1992Law No. 92-597 of 1 July, 1992, on the Intellectual Property Code (Legislative Part)
June 1, 1992Intellectual Property Code (consolidated as of January 1, 2014)
January 1, 1992Patents Act No. 17/1991 with amendments No. 126/2011
April 4, 2005Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. 15 of 2005)
December 20, 2000Laws of Republic of Indonesia No. 29 of 2000 on Plant Variety Protection
February 10, 2005Industrial Property Code (Legislative Decree No. 30 of February 10, 2005, as amended up to Decree-Law No. 1 of January 24, 2012, converted into law with changes by Law No. 27 of March 24, 2012)
July 8, 2003Legislative Decree No. 224 of July 8, 2003 Implementation of Directive 2001/18/EC on the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Organisms
April 22, 2002Regional Act No.11 of 2002 on Protection of Autochthonous Genetic Resources of Agricultural Interest
June 26, 2007Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge
January 20, 2005Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on making Alterations and Additions into certain Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic
May 26, 1998Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Legal Protection of Selection Achievements (as amended up to Law No. 155 August 8, 2006)
April 15, 2004Genetically Modified Organisms Act 2004
September 13, 2013Patents Act 2013
December 15, 1967Patents Act (Act No. 9 of December 15, 1967, as amended up to Act No. 8 of July 1, 2010)
January 13, 2009Law Amending, Incorporating and Regulating Miscellaneous Provisions on the Implementation of the Trade Promotion Agreement signed between Peru and United states (Law No. 29316 of January 13, 2009)
March 22, 2005Law declaring Crops, Native Breeds and Usufruct Wildlife Species part of the Nation's Natural Heritage (Law No. 28477 of March 22, 2005)
April 30, 2004Law No. 28216 on the Protection of Access to Peruvian Biological Diversity and Collective Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples
August 8, 2002Law No. 27811 of 24 July 2002, introducing a Protection Regime for the Collective Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples derived from Biological Resources
July 8, 1997Law on the Conservation and Sustainable use of Biological Diversity ( Law No. 26839 July 8, 1997)
March 23, 2010Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009 (Republic Act No. 10055)
June 7, 2002Philippine Plant Variety Protection Act of 2002 (Republic Act No. 9168)
May 25, 2005Law No. 79 of 25 May 2005 - Industrial Property Consolidation Act
May 18, 2001Act No. 215/2001 Z.z. on the protection of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
December 7, 2005Patents Amendment Act 2005 (Act No. 20 of 2005)
April 1, 2004Act (2004:159) Amending the Patents Act (1967:837)
 U.S. Patent Law, 35 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. (Consolidated Patent Laws as of May 2014)
June 19, 2009Law No. 36/2009/QH12 of June 19, 2009, amending and supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property (promulgated by the Order No. 12/2009/L-CTN of June 29, 2009 of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam)
November 29, 2005Law No. 50/2005/QH11 of November 29, 2005, on Intellectual Property (promulgated by the Order No. 28/2005/L-CTN of December 12, 2005, of the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 Seed Law
January 25, 2007Environment Law
May 5, 1998Civil Code of the Republic of Armenia (as last amended in 2010)
 Offshore Petroleum Amendment (Greenhouse Gas Storage) Act 2008
March 22, 2011Statute Law Revision Act 2011
December 10, 2010Territories Law Reform Act 2010
July 14, 2010Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Recreational Fishing for Mako and Porbeagle Sharks) Act 2010
May 31, 2010Freedom of Information Amendment (Reform) Act 2010
March 1, 2010Statute Law Revision Act 2010
November 25, 2008Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008
July 3, 2008Statute Law Revision Act 2008
November 11, 2006Northern Territory of Australia Biological Resources Act 2006
July 6, 2005Statute Law Revision Act 2005
July 28, 2001Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Act 2001
July 16, 1999Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (consolidated as of 1 January 2011)
June 5, 1985Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985
 Penal Code of Bhutan, 2004
November 30, 2005The Food Act of Bhutan, 2005
June 26, 2011Law of the Productive, Communal, and Agricultural Revolution
April 23, 2002Law No. 2341 of April 23, 2002, Administrative Procedure Law
March 24, 2005Law No. 11.105 of March 24, 2005 (Biosafety Law)
August 5, 1996Law No. 96/12 of August 5, 1996 on the Framework Law on the Environmental Management
January 20, 1994Law No. 94/01 of January 20, 1994 on the Regime of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
November 16, 2000Law No. 16-2000 of 20 November 2000 on Forestry
April 30, 1998Law No. 7788 on Biodiversity (as last amended by Law No. 8686 of November 21, 2008)
July 24, 2004Sectoral Law No. 202-04 on Protected Areas
July 25, 2000Law No. 64-00 Creating the Secretary of State for the Environment and Natural Resources
October 12, 2010Organic Law amending Organic Law on Food Sovereignty
February 17, 2009Organic Law on Food Sovereignty
March 17, 2004Consolidated Text of Agricultural Laws
1966Law No. 53 of 1966 on Agriculture (as amended by Law No. 116 of 1983)
May 20, 2010Product Compliance Act, 2010
September 21, 1979Economic Plants Protection Act, 1979 (A.F.R.C.D.47)
July 15, 1980Law on Seeds and other provisions regulating the Function of the National Seed Production Program of the Secretariat of Natural Resources (approved by Decree No. 1046-1980)
1994Act No. LIII. of 1994 on Judicial Enforcement (Extract)
December 11, 2002Biological Diversity Act, 2002
January 15, 2011Law for the Fifth Development Plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran
December 21, 1999Law No. 526 of December 21, 1999 Provisions for the Fulfillment of Obligations Arising From Italy’s Membership to the European Community - Community Act 1999
March 21, 1999Environment Act 1999
November 25, 2010Law on the Treatment of Genetically Modified, Pathogenic or Alien Species
May 23, 1996Law on the Protection of Nature and Landscape
1996Seeds Act 2005
1969Plant Protection Act
December 29, 2000Sabah Biodiversity Enactment 2000
July 26, 2000Law 2000-045 pertaining to the Environmental Code
January 19, 2000Law No. 2000-024 of 19 January 2000 related to the Natural Park of Banc d'Arguin
July 19, 1998Law No. 98-016 Organizing Oasis Participative Management
April 19, 2002Drugs Act
June 19, 2009Nature Diversity Act (Act No. 100 of June 19, 2009 relating to the Management of Biological, Geological and Landscape Diversity)
June 6, 2008Law of Management of Living Marine Resources (Act No. 37 of June 6, 2008 on Marine Resources)
April 2, 1993Gene Technology Act (Act No. 38 of April 2, 1993 relating to the Production and Use of Genetically Modified Organisms, etc.)
July 1, 1998General Law on Environment of the Republic of Panama (Law No. 41 of July 1, 1998)
1978Conservation Areas Act 1978
1978Environmental Contaminants Act 1978
September 7, 1990Environment and Natural Resources Code (Legislative Decree No. 613 of 1990)
July 30, 2001Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act (Republic Act No. 9417)
October 29, 1997The Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997 (Republic Act No. 8371)
May 29, 2009Law on Genetically Modified Organisms
2004Law on Environmental Protection
1996Plant Protection Act, Chapter 171A
 Agriculture Act (Official Gazette RS, No 51/2006)
 Genetically Modified Organisms Amendment Act 2006
May 31, 2004National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004)
November 19, 1998National Environmental Management Act 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998)
May 20, 1997Genetically Modified Organisms 1997 Act (Act No. 15 of 1997)
November 22, 1996Plant Improvement Act 1976 (Act No. 53 of 1976)
September 19, 0197Counterfeit Goods Act 1997 (Act No. 37 of 1977)
December 19, 2005Federal Law of December 19, 2003 on Research on Embryonic Stem Cells (status as of February 15, 2005)
March 21, 2003Federal Law of March 21, 2003 on the Application of Genetic Engineering in Non-Human (status as of November 28, 2010)
October 9, 1992Federal Law of October 9, 1992 on Foodstuffs and Everyday Objects (status as of January 1, 2012)
May 19, 1995The National Environment Act
December 21, 1995Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. 165-I of December 21, 1995 on Tribal Animal Breeding (as last amended by the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan No.482-II of April 25, 2003)
March 10, 2003Environmental Management and Conservation Act (Cap 283)
March 3, 2003Forestry Act [Cap 276]
January 1, 2003Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Technical Centre Act [Cap 286]
July 25, 1995National Parks Act [Cap 224]
May 24, 2000Law on Biological Diversity
March 24, 2004Seed Ordinance No. 15/2004/PL-UBTVQH11
July 25, 1998Law No. 20 of 1998 on Seeds and Fertilizers

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
March 11, 2010Decree No. 90/09 of 15 December - General Regulatory Subsystem of higher Education
June 14, 1996Order No. 59/96 of June 14, 1996
January 9, 2007Supreme Decree No. 29004, of January 9, 2007; establishes a prior consent procedure in a product patent application and/or pharmaceutical invention process
May 17, 2005Supreme Decree No. 28152, of May 17, 2005; modifications, adjustments and additions to the Supreme Decree Nº27938 of December 20, 2004
December 20, 2004Supreme Decree No. 27938 of December 20, 2004; National Intellectual Property Service
April 10, 2006Ordinance No. 85 of April 10, 2006 (Approval of the Internal Regulation of the Department of Agricultural Cooperative Development)
June 7, 2005Decree No. 5.459 of June 7, 2005 (Genetic Heritage & Traditional Knowledge)
August 23, 2001Provisional Act No. 2.186-16, dated August 23, 2001 (Genetic Heritage & Traditional Knowledge)
February 25, 2000Decree No. 309 of 2000 (February 25) - By which the Scientific Research on Biological Diversity is regulated
March 14, 1997Decree No. 730 of 1997 (March 14) - By means of which it is established the National Competent Authority concerning the access to genetic resources
April 26, 2004Order No. 81 Patent, Industrial Design, Undisclosed Information, Integrated Circuits And Plant Variety Law.
November 27, 2003Ministerial Decree November 27, 2003 Planting Season - Arrangements for Control of Seed Corn & Soybeans for the Presence of Genetically Modified Organisms
September 25, 2001Ministerial Decree September 25, 2001 Transposition of the Commission Decision 2000/608/EC of September 27, 2000 Concerning the Guidance Notes for Risks Set Out in the Annex III of the Directive 90/219/EEC on the Contained Use of Genetically Modified Microorganisms
June 27, 2001Ordinance June 27, 2001 Extension of the Validity for the Ordinance of March 5, 1997 Prohibiting the Practice of Cloning Humans or Animals
September 21, 2000Order No. 00-044/P-RM of September 21, 2000 governing the Production, Distribution, Control, Import, Export of Seeds and Embryos and Animal Breeding
June 27, 2008Resolution approving the Complementary Provisions to Decision 486 of the Andean Community Commission establishing the Common Regime on Industrial Property (Legislative Decree No. 1075 of June 27, 2008)
May 18, 1995Executive Order No. 247 Prescribing Guidelines and establishing a Regulatory Framework for the Prospecting of Biological and Genetic Resources, their By-Products and Derivatives, for Scientific and Commercial Purposes; and for other Purposes
April 20, 2002Decree-Law No. 118/2002 of 20 April (Autochthonous plant material)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
December 29, 2008Decision No. 1707 of December 29, 2008 on Approving the Regulation On Granting Patents and Utility Models
January 24, 2006Resolution No. 22 of January 24, 2006, establishing the National Institute of Seeds (INASE)
May 22, 2002Decree No. 474 of May 22, 2002, Agency on the Implementation of Law No. 3337(Province of Misiones)
July 12, 2010Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000
November 10, 2005Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Regulations 2005 (No. 2)
July 23, 2003Supreme Decree No. 27113 of July 23, 2003, Regulation of the Law No. 2341, Administrative Procedure Law
June 21, 1997Supreme Decree No. 24.676 of June 21, 1997 - Regulations to Decision No. 391 of the Commission of the Cartagena Agreement and Regulations on Biosafety
January 9, 2010Decision of the State Council Amending the Rules for the Implementation of the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China
November 26, 2008Administrative Measures for the Storage of Bacterial (Viral) Strains of Animal Pathogenic Microorganisms
June 15, 2001Rules for the Implementation of the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China (promulgated by Decree No. 306 of the State Council of China on June 15, 2001, and revised by the Decision of January 9, 2010, of the State Council on Amending the Rules for the Implementation of the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China)
May 23, 2001Regulations on Administration of Agricultural Genetically Modified Organisms Safety
December 11, 2008Regulation implementing Article 80 of Law No. 7788 of April 30, 1998 on Biodiversity (Executive Decree No. 34958-COMEX-MINAET)
February 6, 2007Regulation for Access to the Biochemical and Genetic Resources and Elements of Biodiversity in Ex-Situ Conditions (Executive Decree No. 33697-MINAE of 2007)
October 3, 2003Regulation for the Access to Genetic and Biochemical Resources and Elements of Biodiversity (Executive Decree No. 31514-MINAE)
October 14, 1996Regulation on Biological Diversity
October 14, 1996Resolution No. 111/96 of October 14, 1996 Establishing Regulations on Biological Diversity
October 3, 2011National Regulation regulating the Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources in accordance with the Decision of the Andean Community No. 391 (Executive Decree No. 905 of October 3, 2011)
January 25, 1999Regulations under the Law on Intellectual Property
July 21, 2009Ministerial Decree No. 840 of 2009 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
May 29, 2006Ministerial Decree No. 570 of 2006 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
July 6, 2005Ministerial Decree No. 862 of 2005 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
August 16, 2003Council of Ministers Resolution No. 1366 of 2003 issuing Implementing regulations for Law No. 82 of 2002 on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Books One, Two and Four
March 17, 2003Ministerial Decree No.1920 of 2003 issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
September 27, 2000Commission Decision of 27 September 2000 concerning the guidance notes for risk assessment outlined in Annex III of Directive 90/219/EEC on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms
May 29, 1981Order Concerning Patent Applications
2006Government Decree No. 61 of 2006 (III. 23.) on the Deposit and Handling of Biological Materials for the Purposes of Patent Procedures
May 21, 2012Regulation on Patents No. 477/2012, with amendments according to Regulation No. 938/2013
April 15, 2004Biological Diversity Rules, 2004
July 20, 1964Copyright Act, 1963 (Commencement) Order, 1964 (No. 177 of July 20, 1964)
2006Environmental Management and Co-ordination (Conservation of Biological Diversity and Resources, Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing) Regulations, 2006
March 1, 2011Regulation on the Treatment of Genetically Modified Organisms
February 21, 2000NOM-126-SEMARNAT-2000
December 22, 1987General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection
January 16, 2006Decree of the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food of January 16, 2006, No. TRCJZ/2006/160, Designating Supervisors for Seeds and Planting Material Law of 2005
2005Herbal Medicines and Related Products (Labelling) Regulations 2005
October 17, 2006Executive Decree No. 257 of October 17, 2006 regulating Article 71 of the General Law on Environment (Law No. 41 of July 1, 1998)
March 20, 2001Executive Decree No. 12 of March 20, 2001 regulating Law No. 20 of June 26, 2000 on the Special Intellectual Property Regime governing the Collective Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the Protection and Defense of their Cultural Identity and their Traditional Knowledge, and enacting other provisions
October 26, 2006Decree No. 8.392/2004 recognizing the Species Stevia Rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni-Ka'a He'e as native species originated from Paraguay, taking into account its Discovery, Botanical Taxonomic Classification and Identification of the Active Elements, and declaring its Agricultural Interest, as an Item of Diversification of Agricultural Production
December 31, 2008Regulation on Access to Genetic Resources (Ministerial Resolution No. 087-2008-MINAM of December 31, 2009)
August 18, 2010Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10055 (Joint Administrative Order No. 02-2010)
March 17, 2006Executive Order 514 No. 514, Establishing the National Biosafety Framework, Prescribing Guidelines for Its Implementation, Strengthening the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines, and for Other Purposes
June 9, 1998Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8371, otherwise known as The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act of 1997
June 21, 1996Implementing Rules and Regulations on the Prospecting of Biological and Genetic Resources, Administrative Order No. 96-20
May 21, 2008Implementing Regulations of the Patent Law No. 64/1991
 Decree implementing Council Regulations (EC) concerning the creation of a supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products and for plant protection products
February 14, 2005Rules on procedures for the recognition of special agricultural products or foodstuffs (Official Gazette RS, No 76/2003, No 18/1994, No 47/2005)
1999Rules on standard methods for testing the distinctness, uniformity and stability of new varieties of plant(Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 30/99)
1999Rules on the procedure for granting the plant breeders' rights (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 85/99)
February 8, 2008Regulations on Bio-prospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing 2008
December 1, 1967Swedish Patent Decree (1967:838)
October 26, 2011Ordinance of October 26, 2011 on the Production and Placing on the Market of Feedstuffs (status as of January 1, 2012)
October 26, 2011Ordinance of the FDEA of October 26, 2011 on the Production and Marketing of Feedstuffs, Additives for Animal Feed and Dietetic Food for Animals (status as of January 1, 2012)
June 25, 2008Ordinance of June 25, 2008 on the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (status as of September 1, 2008)
February 2, 2005Ordinance of February 2, 2005 on the Research on Embryonic Stem Cells (status as of April 1, 2012)
December 7, 1998Ordinance of the FDEA of December 7, 1998 on Seeds and Seedlings of Species Field Crops, Forage Crops and Vegetables (status as of July 1, 2010)
October 19, 1977Ordinance of October 19, 1977 on Patents for Inventions (as amended up to January 1, 2014)
February 10, 2005Rules for compiling, filing and review of an application for granting of a patent and a petty patent for an invention
August 13, 2010Regulation on the Working Principles of the Biosafety Board and Committees
August 13, 2010Regulation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and Products
March 18, 2010Law No. 5977 of March 18, 2010 on Biosafety
October 31, 2006Seed Law (Law No. 5553 of October 31, 2006)
December 1, 2004The National Environment (Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing) Regulations, 2005
November 19, 2007The Patents Rules 2007
July 27, 2000The Patents Regulations 2000
September 15, 2003Rules on Records of Animal Breeds in the State Register

IP Legal Literature

Date of TextTitle
 Environmental Investment Program. General Report on the State of the Environment in Angola 2006
May 31, 2006Strategy and National Action Plan for Biodiversity (2007-2012) - Resolution No. 42/06 of July 26, 2006
October 9, 2012Letter from the Cuban Ambassador notifying Laws and Regulations in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 63 of the TRIPS Agreement
June 3, 2008Intellectual Property Rights Policy for Kerala 2008, © Law Department, Government of Kerala
2009The National Policy on Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions, 2009
August 28, 2007Intellectual Property Strategy 2008-2018
2000African Model Legislation for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers and Breeders, and for the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources
February 20, 1998National Strategy of Biodiversity Conservation
June 2007Guidelines for Accessing Genetic Resources And Benefit Sharing In Uganda
July 29, 1977The Patents Act 1977 (Chapter 37, as amended up to the Crime and Courts Act 2013)

Treaty Approvals

Date of TextTitle
March 20, 2003Law No. 9031 of March 20, 2003 on the Accession of the Republic of Albania in the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedures
November 21, 2007Law No. 1166 of 2007 (November 21) - By which is approved the Amending Protocol to the U.S. – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), signed in Washington, District of Columbia on June 28, 2007 and its Side Letter of the same date
July 4, 2007Law No. 1143 of 2007 (July 4) - By means of which is approved the 'U.S. – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA)', its 'Side letters', and its 'Understandings', signed in Washington on November 22, 2006
May 24, 2002Law No. 740 of 2002 (May 24) - By means of which the 'Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety of the Convention on Biological Diversity', signed in Montreal, on January, twenty-nine (29) of two thousand (2000)
May 24, 2002Law No. 740 of 2002 (May 24) - By means of which "The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety", Montreal, January twenty-nine (29) of two thousand (2000)
June 30, 1994Law No. 7416 approving the Convention on Biological Diversity
August 1, 1975Law No. 100/1975, Ratification of a) the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization adopted on July 14, 1967 and b) the Revision of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works on July 24,1971 at Paris.
2002Decree No. 21 of 2002 (XII. 13) on the Accession to the Regulations under the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
1981Decree Law No. 1 of 1981 on the Accession to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
January 27, 1996Law 96-012 authorizing the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity
May 3, 1999Law No. 75 of May 3, 1999 on Romania's Accession to the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, signed on April 28, 1977 and amended on September 26, 1980
March 1, 1993Convention on Biological Diversity (Ratification) Act [Cap 217]

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