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Patent Law No. 305A of December 30, 1992

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Year of current version:1992
Date of entry into force of original text:June 18, 1993
Date of Text (Enacted):December 30, 1992
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), Transfer of Technology, Utility Models
Notes:
The notification by Ghana to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The current patent legislation makes provision for original registration of patents upon satisfaction of the criteria of absolute novelty, inventive step, and industrial application.
The law also establishes a system of utility certificates to encourage local inventiveness.
Ghana has joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and this law makes provision for international application.' The Law has been repealed by the Patent Act of 2003.
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English

Patent Law No. 305A of December 30, 1992 Patent Law No. 305A of December 30, 1992, Complete document (pdf) [350 KB] Patent Law No. 305A of December 30, 1992, Complete document (htm) [97 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi no. 305A du 30 decembre 1992 sur les brevets Loi no. 305A du 30 decembre 1992 sur les brevets, Complete document (pdf) [368 KB]

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