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Designs Act (Act No. 125 of April 13, 1959, as amended up to Act No. 63 of 2011)

Year of Version:2012
Date of Text (Enacted):April 13, 1959
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Utility Models
Notes:This consolidated version of the Designs Act (Act No. 125 of April 13, 1959) incorporates all the amendments made to Act No. 63 of 2011, which came into force on April 1, 2012.
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Designs Act (Act No. 125 of April 13, 1959, as amended up to Act No. 63 of 2011) Designs Act (Act No. 125 of April 13, 1959, as amended up to Act No. 63 of 2011), Complete document (pdf) [324 KB]

Japanese

意匠法 意匠法, Complete document (pdf) [381 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:JP178

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