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Patents Act 1978 (Act No. 57 of 1978, as amended up to Act No. 49 of 1996)

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Year of current version:1996
Date of last amendment:January 4, 1996
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1979
Date of Text (Enacted):April 26, 1978
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection
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Patents Act 1978 (Act No. 57 of 1978, as amended up to Act No. 49 of 1996) Patents Act 1978 (Act No. 57 of 1978, as amended up to Act No. 49 of 1996), Complete document (pdf) [280 KB] Patents Act 1978 (Act No. 57 of 1978, as amended up to Act No. 49 of 1996), Complete document (htm) [215 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi de 1978 sur les brevets (loi n° 57 de 1978, modifiée jusqu'à la loi n° 49 de 1996) Loi de 1978 sur les brevets (loi n° 57 de 1978, modifiée jusqu'à la loi n° 49 de 1996), Complete document (pdf) [309 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:ZA026

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