Patents Act, 1981 (Cap. 314)

Year of Version:1988
Date of Last Amendment:April 22, 1988
Date of Entry into Force:1985
Date of Text (Enacted):December 21, 1981
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions)
Date of Entry into force: see the Proclamation S.I. 1984, No. 178 of November 20, 1984 of the Patents Act, 1981 (Act 1981-55), available in the database as 'Patents (Act 1981-55), Proclamation (Commencement), 20/11/1984, No. 178'.
Date of Entry into force: see Section 2 (2) of the Intellectual Property Acts (Amendment) Act, 1984 - 20 available in database as 'Intellectual Property, Act (Amendment), 22/06/1984, No. 20'.

The notification by Barbados to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states: 'N.B. the Act repealed the 'old' Patents Act, 1903, but saved patents granted thereunder.
The 1981 Act (now replaced by the Patents Act, 2001) makes provision for the protection of certain inventions for which patents have been granted or applied for, so that the laws of Barbados accord with its obligations under:
- the Paris Convention, 1883;
- the Patent Cooperation Treaty, 1970;
- the TRIPS Agreement, 1994.'
Available Texts: 

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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:BB034