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Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs Act, 1997

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Swaziland

Year of current version:1997
Date of Text (Enacted):September 4, 1997
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Transfer of Technology, Utility Models
Notes:
The WTO notification states:
'The Act provides for the registration and protection of inventions, utility models and industrial designs.
The Act provides for the registration and granting of letters patent for inventions. The duration of a patent is 20 years after the filing date of the patent.
The Act provides for the registration and protection of industrial designs. The duration of an industrial design is 5 years, renewable for further two consecutive 5-year extensions.'

Date of entry into force: See Article 1.
Available Texts: 
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