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Federal Law of Switzerland on Patents for Inventions (Swiss Patent Act)

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Liechtenstein

Year of current version:1996
Date of last amendment:March 24, 1995
Date of entry into force of original text:April 1980
Date of Text (Enacted):June 25, 1954
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
The notification by Liechtenstein to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'The Law regulates the existence and acquisition of right to patent, national and international registration. Article 40a concerns compulsory license for semiconductor-technology in cases of unfair competition. Articles 66-86 refer to sanctions of civil and penal law. Article 68 provides for the protection of secrecy.
It is to be noted that in matters of patent law the Principality of Liechtenstein and Switzerland constitute a common territory of protection.'
Available Texts: 
French

Loi fédérale suisse sur les brevets d'invention (Loi suisse sur les brevets) Loi fédérale suisse sur les brevets d'invention (Loi suisse sur les brevets), Complete document (pdf) [295 KB] Loi fédérale suisse sur les brevets d'invention (Loi suisse sur les brevets), Complete document (htm) [193 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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