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Patent Act (Act No. 121 of April 13, 1959, as last amended by Act No. 220 of December 22, 1999)

Year of Version:1999
Date of Last Amendment:December 22, 1999
Date of Entry into Force:April 13, 1959
Date of Text (Enacted):December 22, 1999
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Utility Models
Notes:Date of entry into force: see "Supplementary Provisions"
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Patent Act (Act No. 121 of April 13, 1959, as last amended by Act No. 220 of December 22, 1999) Patent Act (Act No. 121 of April 13, 1959, as last amended by Act No. 220 of December 22, 1999), Complete document (pdf) [300 KB] Patent Act (Act No. 121 of April 13, 1959, as last amended by Act No. 220 of December 22, 1999), Complete document (htm) [269 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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