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Liquor Products Act 1989 (Act No. 60 of 1989, as amended by Liquor Products Amendment Act 1993)

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Year of current version:1993
Date of last amendment:January 1, 1993
Date of entry into force of original text:July 1, 1990
Date of Text (Enacted):May 17, 1989
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, IP Regulatory Body, Trade Names, Trademarks, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)
Notes:
The notification by South Africa to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'This Act provides for control over the sale and production for sale, the import and export of certain alcoholic products, the composition and properties of such products and the use of certain particulars in connection with the sale of such products.
Section 12 prohibits false or misleading descriptions for liquor products. Geographical indications pertaining to liquor products are, in fact, descriptions of such products and, therefore, if they are false or misleading, this Section may be used to deal with the situation.'
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