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Nuclear Energy Act 1993 (Act No. 131 of 1993)

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Year of current version:1993
Date of entry into force of original text:March 1, 1994
Date of Text (Enacted):September 24, 1993
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
The notification by South Africa to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Section 25 of this Act provides for the patenting of inventions in respect of nuclear material, restricted material, nuclear energy and nuclear related equipment and material.
Section 26 of this Act prohibits any South African citizen, resident or a juristic person registered in the Republic from applying in a country outside the Republic for a patent for an invention or improvement in respect of the processing, use or production of source material, special nuclear related equipment and material or the production of nuclear energy.'
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WIPO Lex No.:ZA016

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