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Trade Marks Amendment Act, 2001

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Year of current version:2001
Date of entry into force of original text:September 10, 2010
Date of Text (Enacted):2001
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Trademarks
Notes:
The Trade Marks Amendment Act gives retroactive protection to all trade mark registrations that designated Zimbabwe under ARIPO's Protocol system. It also widens the scope of the definition of a 'mark', provides for registration of collective marks, offers broader protection by way of border measures and allows for punitive damages awards in respect of flagrant infringements.

Article 1(2) provides: 'This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by statutory instrument.'
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:ZW005

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