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Tobacco Products Control Act 1993 (Act No. 83 of 1993, as amended up to Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act 2008)

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Year of current version:1994
Date of entry into force of original text:February 1, 1994
Date of Text (Enacted):June 23, 1993
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:The Tobacco Products Control Act 1993 was amended in 1993, 1999, 2007 and 2008. The Act provides, inter alia, for the regulation of the sale and advertising of tobacco products and sets out the requirements for plain packaging and the appearance of tobacco products, the presentation of brand names and trademarks on tobacco products and packaging. It also prohibits false or misleading labeling and packaging for tobacco products (Sections 3(6), (7) & Section 6(v)).
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Tobacco Products Control Act 1993 (Act No. 83 of 1993, as amended up to Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act 2008) Tobacco Products Control Act 1993 (Act No. 83 of 1993, as amended up to Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act 2008), Complete document (pdf) [116 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:ZA092

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