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Designs Act 1993 (Act No. 195 of 1993, as amended by Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 1997)

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Year of current version:1997
Date of entry into force of original text:May 1, 1995
Date of Text (Enacted):December 22, 1993
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Notes:This consolidated version of the Designs Act incorporates all the amendments up to September 19, 1997.

For the amendments made by the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act, see Articles 1(1); 14(2)(b) & (3)(b); 15(5)(b); 18(b); 20(3)(b); 21(14)(d); 23(1); 26(4) & (5); 27(3)(a) & (6)(b)(ii); 35(3)(d) & 44(1)(c).
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