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Patents Act, 1996 (Act No. 21 of 1996)

Year of current version:1996
Date of entry into force of original text:December 1, 1997
Date of Text (Enacted):August 6, 1996
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
WTO Notification states:
"The Act makes provision in respect of future Patents and applications for Patents, for the protection of inventions to give effect to certain international Conventions on Patents and for related purposes.
The Patent Act 1996 repeals Part 1 of the Patents and Designs Act, Chap. 82:83 (28 March 1996).
The Patent Act 1996 creates the Office known as the Intellectual Property Office and placed a Controller in charge of the Intellectual Property Office. The Controller is given the responsibilities for the administration of all laws relating to Intellectual Property. (S 3 [1])
The Patent Act introduces an examination system for the grant of a patent right (as opposed to a registration system provided for in Chap. 82:83) and introduces the payment of annuity fees."
Available Texts: 
English

Patents Act, 1996 (Act No. 21 of 1996) Patents Act, 1996 (Act No. 21 of 1996), Complete document (pdf) [249 KB] Patents Act, 1996 (Act No. 21 of 1996), Complete document (htm) [166 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi de 1996 sur les brevets (n° 21 de 1996) Loi de 1996 sur les brevets (n° 21 de 1996), Complete document (pdf) [278 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:TT003

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