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Maintenance and Promotion of Competition Act 1979 (Act No. 96 of 1979, as amended up to 1991)

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Year of current version:1991
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1980
Date of Text (Enacted):June 21, 1979
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition
Notes:The notification by South Africa to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Section 2 whilst recognising that intellectual property rights will not be restricted by the provisions of the Maintenance and Promotion of Competition Act, nevertheless, inter alia, prohibits an agreement or arrangement where intellectual property rights are concerned, which will have the effect of increasing or fixing prices.'
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