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Agricultural and Marine Products Quality Control Act (Act No. 5667 of January 21, 1999, as amended up to Act No. 12064 of August 13, 2013)

Year of current version:2013
Date of entry into force of original text:July 1, 1999
Date of Text (Enacted):January 21, 1999
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Other, Trademarks
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Agricultural and Marine Products Quality Control Act, which entered into force on November 14, 2013, incorporates all the amendments up to Act No. 12064 of August 13, 2013.

The Agricultural and Marine Products Quality Control Act, previously called the 'Agricultural Products Quality Control Act', was renamed due to the organizational change in the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. This Ministry is currently divided into the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

Chapter 1, Article 2 of the Act defines geographical indications of agricultural and fisheries products.
Chapter 3 contains provisions relating to registration and examination of a geographical indication, and opposition to the registration of a geographical indication (Articles 32 to 55), and prohibition against false or deceptive indications of the products (Article 38).
Available Texts: 
Korean

농수산물 품질관리법 (1999년1월21일에 제정된 법률 제5667호는 2013년8월13일의 법률 제12064호 개정에 이르기까지 수차례 개정이 이루어짐) 농수산물 품질관리법 (1999년1월21일에 제정된 법률 제5667호는 2013년8월13일의 법률 제12064호 개정에 이르기까지 수차례 개정이 이루어짐), Complete document (pdf) [119 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:KR143

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