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Patent Act (Act No. 950 of December 31, 1961, as amended up to Act No. 11654 of March 22, 2013)

Date of entry into force of original text:December 31, 1961
Date of Text (Enacted):December 31, 1961
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 2013 (see Articles 16(2); 29(1); 44; 47(4); 52(4); 54(6); 55(1);58-2(2); 59(3); 67-3(1); 81-3(1); 84(1); 92(1); 129; 221(1) for the amendments made by Patent Act No. 11654 of March 22, 2013, which entered into force on July 1, 2013).
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특허법 (1961년12월31일에 제정된 법률 제950호는 2013년3월22일의 법률 제11654호 개정에 이르기까지 수차례 개정이 이루어짐) 특허법 (1961년12월31일에 제정된 법률 제950호는 2013년3월22일의 법률 제11654호 개정에 이르기까지 수차례 개정이 이루어짐), Complete document (pdf) [161 KB]

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