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Patent Act (as amended up to the Act of October 19, 2013)

Year of Version:2013
Date of Text (Enacted):May 5, 1936
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:The consolidated version of 2013 of the Patent Act of 1936, which was revised and re-published on December 16, 1980, incorporates amendments up to Article 1 of the Act on Amendments of Patent Law and Other Industrial Property Laws of October 19, 2013.
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Patent Act (as amended up to the Act of October 19, 2013) Patent Act (as amended up to the Act of October 19, 2013), Complete document (pdf) [466 KB] Patent Act (as amended up to the Act of October 19, 2013), Complete document (htm) [186 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

German

Patentgesetz (zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 19. Oktober 2013) Patentgesetz (zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 19. Oktober 2013), Complete document (pdf) [196 KB] Patentgesetz (zuletzt geändert durch Gesetz vom 19. Oktober 2013), Complete document (htm) [387 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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