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Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of 24 June 2014)

Year of current version:2014
Date of entry into force of original text:June 24, 2014
Date of Text (Enacted):June 24, 2014
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:The Patents Act 1990 was amended by the Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2014 (see: Schedule 1-Amendments to this Act).
These amendments were incoporated into this compilation of the Patent Law 1990, which was prepared on 24 June 2014 by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing.
Available Texts: 

Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of 24 June 2014) Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of 24 June 2014), Complete document (pdf) [888 KB]

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