Finland

Act on Inventions Relating to the National Defense (Act No. 551/1967 of December 15, 1967)

Year of Version:1968
Date of Entry into Force:January 1, 1968
Date of Text (Enacted):December 15, 1967
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Patents (Inventions), Utility Models
Notes:The notification by Finland to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Act contains provisions concerning the government's possibilities to expropriate the invention if it is important to the national defense. These provisions concern also utility models and European patents'.
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Laki maanpuolustukselle merkityksellisistä keksinnöistä 15.12.1967/551 Laki maanpuolustukselle merkityksellisistä keksinnöistä  15.12.1967/551, Complete document (pdf) [64 KB] Laki maanpuolustukselle merkityksellisistä keksinnöistä  15.12.1967/551, Complete document (htm) [4 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:FI021

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