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Patent Act (Act No. 950 of December 31, 1961, as amended up to Act No. 5576 of September 23, 1998)

Date of entry into force of original text:December 31, 1961
Date of Text (Enacted):December 31, 1961
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:This consolidated version of the Patent Act incorporates all the amendments up to 1998.
For provisions regarding the amendments to the Design Act and the Trademark Act, see Addenda, Article 5, p. 90.
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