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Patents Act (Act No. 1967/550 of December 15, 1967, as amended up to Act No. 1995/695 of December 22, 1995)

Year of Version:1995
Date of Text (Enacted):December 15, 1967
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Utility Models
Notes:
This consolidated version of the Patents Act takes into account amendments up to Act No. 1995/695 of December 22, 1995.
For the amendments introduced by the said Act No. 1995/695, see the following provisions of the consolidated version:
-Chapter 6, Sections 45, 49;
-Chapter 9, Sections 57a, 65, 65a; and
-Chapter 9b, Sections 70f to 70s.

The notification by Finland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Act contains provisions concerning patent applications and the application procedure.'
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Patents Act (Act No. 1967/550 of December 15, 1967, as amended up to Act No. 1995/695 of December 22, 1995) Patents Act (Act No. 1967/550 of December 15, 1967, as amended up to  Act No. 1995/695 of December 22, 1995), Complete document (pdf) [281 KB] Patents Act (Act No. 1967/550 of December 15, 1967, as amended up to  Act No. 1995/695 of December 22, 1995), Complete document (htm) [139 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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