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Law No. 8 of 1996 on Labor

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Year of current version:1996
Date of entry into force of original text:June 16, 1996
Date of Text (Enacted):March 2, 1996
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
The WTO notification states:
"Article 20 reads as follows:
One - Subject to the provisions of Paragraph (b) of this Article, where the worker achieves a new invention, the employer shall have no right therein even if that worker achieved the invention during his work provided however that the priority in purchasing such invention shall be given to the employer.
Two - If the nature of the work required by the worker provides that such worker shall designate his/her effort in the invention, the worker shall be entitled to the rights pertaining to the patent that equals no more than 50% therefrom. In determining such rate, the scientific and physical effort of the worker, as well as tools, materials and other facilities provided by the employer shall be taken into account."
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قانون العمل رقم 8 لسنة 1996 قانون العمل رقم  8  لسنة 1996, Complete document (pdf) [31 KB]

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