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Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of 4 April 2002)

Date of Text (Enacted):October 30, 1990
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, 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.
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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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