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Patent Act (Act No. 121 of April 13, 1959, as last amended by Act No. 79 of June 4, 2004)

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Year of current version:2005
Date of last amendment:June 4, 2004
Date of entry into force of original text:April 13, 1959
Date of Text (Enacted):April 1, 2005
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. 79 of June 4, 2004) Patent Act (Act No. 121 of April 13, 1959, as last amended by Act No. 79 of June 4, 2004), Complete document (pdf) [467 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:JP062

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