Papua New Guinea

Medicines and Cosmetics Act 1999

Year of Version:1999
Date of Entry into Force:1999
Date of Text (Enacted):1999
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Trademarks
This Law makes provisions with respect to medicinal products and medical advertisements and matters connected therewith.

For provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights, see:

Part III. – Standards (see pages 19-20)
Section 14. Standards to which products are to conform
Section 15. Sale of products not in conformity with standards (especially subsection 15 (3): any medical and cosmetic product must be conform to the prescribed information and statement appeared in the label, container or package of the product)

Part IV. –Advertisements, etc. (see pages 20-24)
Section 17. Prohibition of certain representations in advertisements
Section 18. Advertisements to contain name, etc.
Section 19. Order prohibiting false or misleading representation or names
Available Texts: 

Medicines and Cosmetics Act 1999 Medicines and Cosmetics Act 1999, Complete document (pdf) [129 KB] Medicines and Cosmetics Act 1999, Complete document (htm) [137 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:PG001