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Industrial Designs Act 1996 (Act No. 18 of 1996)

Year of current version:1996
Date of entry into force of original text:December 1, 1997
Date of Text (Enacted):1996
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Industrial Designs, Industrial Property
Notes:
The WTO notification states:
'The Act provides for the protection of Industrial Designs and for related matters.
This Act has widened the definition of 'design' to include aesthetic quality while excluding features in the design engineered exclusively to obtain a technical result. The Act provides protection that satisfies the requirements of universal novelty and of conformity with public order and morality.
The period of protection is for five (5) years but may be renewed for two (2) further five (5) year periods.
This Act repeals that part of the Patent and Designs Act dealing with Industrial Designs.'
Available Texts: 
English

Industrial Designs Act 1996 (Act No. 18 of 1996) Industrial Designs Act 1996 (Act No. 18 of 1996), Complete document (pdf) [100 KB] Industrial Designs Act 1996 (Act No. 18 of 1996), Complete document (htm) [38 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi sur les dessins et modèles industriels (Loi n° 18 de 1996) Loi sur les dessins et modèles industriels (Loi n° 18 de 1996), Complete document (pdf) [109 KB]

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