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Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of 4 April 2002)

Year of current version:2002
Date of last amendment:October 1, 2001
Date of entry into force of original text:April 30, 1991
Date of Text (Enacted):April 1, 2002
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:This compilation of Australia's patent law, which was prepared on 1 April 2002 by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing, Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra consolidates the amendments to the principal Patent Act (No. 83 of 1990) up to the Patents Amendment Act 2001 (No. 160 of 2001).
See the "Notes" section to this Act Compilation on page 179 for a complete listing of the consolidated amendments.
Available Texts: 

Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of 4 April 2002) Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of 4 April 2002), Complete document (pdf) [642 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:AU130



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