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Patent Act (Act No. 950 of November 28, 1949, as last amended by Act No. 11117 of December 2, 2011)

Date of Text (Enacted):November 28, 1949
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:This consolidated version of the Patent Act incorporates all the amendments from 1990 up to 2011.
For the latest amendments made by Act No. 11117 of December 2, 2011, see:
-Articles 26, 30(1), 83(1), 89(2)
-Articles 90(1), (2), (4) and (5), 91, 92(1) and (3), 92-2 to 92-5, 93, 95
-Articles 116, 132-3, 134, 139(1), 165(1), 176(2), 187
-Articles 224-3, 224-4, 224-5, 229-2, 232(3) to (5)
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