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Law No. 13.123 of May 20, 2015 (Access and Benefits Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge)

Year of Version:2015
Date of Entry into Force:November 17, 2015
Date of Text (Enacted):May 20, 2015
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Other, Patents (Inventions), Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:This Law regulates access to components of the genetic heritage, protection of and access to associated traditional knowledge and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits for the conservation and sustainable use of Brazilian biodiversity.

Article 49 of this Law provides that it shall come into force 180 days after the date of its publication.
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Lei nº 13.123, de 20 de maio de 2015 (Acesso ao patrimônio genético e ao conhecimento tradicional associado e normatiza a repartição de benefícios) Lei nº 13.123, de 20 de maio de 2015 (Acesso ao patrimônio genético e ao conhecimento tradicional associado e normatiza a repartição de benefícios), Complete document (pdf) [159 KB]

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Historical Versions:
WIPO Lex No.:BR161

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